The TSBDE is holding a public stakeholder meeting this afternoon at the William B. Hobby Building in Austin on a "possible amendment of Board rule 22 TAC §108.14 - Pediatric and Special Needs Case Management; Protective Stabilization."
Notice apparently not on website
Per the notice, the Board requests stakeholder input on the following topics related to the text of the existing rule:
- Update of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Guidelines, specifically updates published subsequent to 2014, the last year that 22 TAC §108.14 was amended. Board staff seeks input regarding the need for any additions or changes to the existing text of rule 22 TAC §108.14 in light of updated AAPD guidelines.
- Knee-to-Knee Examinations, specifically clarification of whether or not these types of examinations should be considered "Protective Stabilization" for purposes of 22 TAC §108.14. Board staff seeks input on the use and scope of knee-to-knee examinations, as well as stakeholder input regarding whether to consider knee-to-knee examinations as "Protective Stabilization" subject to the Board's rule.
Concern about rule change
The provider who made us aware of this meeting expressed concerns that this rule change would make the examination of small children almost impossible as it would allow examination of cooperative children only.
The time of the meeting is 1:30 pm today at the William P. Hobby Jr. State Office Building, Tower III, Room 100, at 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas, 78701.
But just because you can't attend, doesn't mean you can't submit your opinion.
Send input by email, fax or mail
For those that wish to provide informal input, this can also be done by mail, email or fax. Correspondence should be sent to:
TSBDE General Counsel
333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-800,
Austin, Texas, 78701,
Fax (512) 305-9364,
Below the notice, we have the January edition of the TSBDE newsletter which has some proposed rule changes on sedation and anesthesia that will be taken up at their February 22 board meeting.
January newsletter (sign up here)