In accordance with Texas House Bill 3078 there has been a change in the regulation of podiatry. As of September 1, 2017 the licensing and regulation of the practice of podiatric medicine transferred from the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Things to Know
- All duties and responsibilities for the regulation of podiatry, including licenses and renewals, customer service, and enforcement, has transferred to TDLR.
- You do not need to get a new license issued by TDLR until your current license expires. All licenses issued by the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners remain valid until their natural expiration date. When your renewal becomes due, you will receive a TDLR-issued license.
- Your license renewal will continue the same schedule as you are currently on.
- The existing podiatry rules have not changed. The rules automatically transferred to the TDLR on September 1, 2017.
Purpose of the Transfer
The Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners was subject to abolishment under the Texas Sunset Act on September 1, 2017, unless continued by the legislature. The Sunset Advisory Commission found that the agency struggled to “carry out its mission effectively, with slow complaint resolution times, unmet performance measures, and nonstandard enforcement practices.” To address these concerns, the Commission recommended transferring the regulation of podiatry to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation “to provide institutional stability, administrative savings, improved licensing and enforcement outcomes, and better protection for the people of Texas.” House Bill 3078 provided for that transfer.
To stay abreast on news about the law, fees, meetings, and to receive notices, you can sign up for TDLR email updates here.
Professional License Defense
BERTOLINO LLP provides aggressive advocacy for professionals who are facing disciplinary action in front of a licensing board, agency, or commission in Texas. We have consistently won significant cases for podiatrists, other doctors, nurses, lawyers, architects, pharmacists and other professionals dealing with issues that could jeopardize their ability to work. We know how to build a strong case to protect your license – and your livelihood.
For more information on defending your license against an attack by a state agency or licensing board, read our articles:
- What Are My Legal Options After Receiving A Complaint Notice?
- Defending Your Professional License in Texas: What You Need to Know
- Your Right to an Attorney When Your Texas Professional License Is Under Attack
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