TBCE Rules Changes
TBCE Reports:  “Diplomates and Certifications"
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Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:00 AM

One issue that TBCE Enforcement Committee members have seen is the improper use of the term “board certified” by licensees.  The use of this term is allowable if one currently holds a diplomate, fellow, or other certification or credential from a specialty board. Specialty boards award these certifications/credentials to licensees who have completed some specified amount of training and/or examination.

While the TBCE does not regulate these specialty boards, the use of the term “board certified” is regulated by the TBCE.  Many licensees describe themselves in advertising or in their CVs as a diplomate of or board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).  This is inappropriate, the TBCE states, considering it suggests advanced training.

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TBCE Reports:  "Solicitation and Marketing for $10,000"
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:00 AM

The TBCE has released information regarding solicitation and marketing.

“In Texas, it is not only unethical, but it is also illegal for a chiropractor, attorney, physician, surgeon or private investigator to solicit an accident victim for the purpose of rendering chiropractic, medical or legal services before the 31st day after the date on which the accident or disaster occurred,” reports the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE).  Although the laws prohibiting the solicitation have been challenged as unconstitutional, they have been found to be constitutional and remain in effect.  

The TBCE reports that if an employee of your clinic participates in the activity of solicitation you can be held responsible for their actions.  Conviction of solicitation and/or barratry of professional employment laws can result in fines, jail time, and even revocation of your license.

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TBCE Reports:  "CE, Just the Facts"
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Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:00 AM

The TBCE has released a summary of the CE hour requirements.  

"A licensee must complete sixteen (16) hours of approved continuing education each renewal cycle, four (4) of which are in Board-required topics and a one-time eight (8) hour requirement for Medicare."
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TBCE Reports: Sept. 1 Fee Changes and Saving $200
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Tuesday, August 04, 2015 07:19 PM

If your Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE)  license renewal is due on or after Sept. 1, 2015 you can save $200 by paying your license renewal ON Sept. 1.

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TBCE Staff Changes
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Tuesday, August 04, 2015 07:14 PM

Major staffing changes are taking place at the TBCE.  Yvette Yarbrough, Executive Director, and Ariethia Middleton, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the TBCE.

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Chiropractic Rules Proposals
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:51 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes amending several chiropractic rules.  These include Chapter 71, §71.2, concerning Petition for Adoption of Rules, Chapter 72, §72.2, concerning Application for Licensure; Chapter 78, §78.8, concerning Complaint Procedures; Chapter 78, §78.13, concerning Scope of Practice; and Chapter 78 and §§80.1 - 80.5, concerning General Regulatory Provisions.  Below the highlights of the changes are presented. 

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TBCE Proposes New Rules 80.1 though 80.5
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:48 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes new Chapter 78 and §§80.1 - 80.5, concerning General Regulatory Provisions. The new rules are necessary in order to comply with Legislative requirements regarding dual office holding, merit selection principles, sick leave pool, private donors and contract monitoring.

These rules were proposed after a comprehensive review of legislatively mandated rule provisions provided by the Office of the Attorney General. 

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