Texas Register June 2, 2019 Volume: 44 Number: 22

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

 

Proposed Rules

Unprofessional conduct: The Board proposes repealing 22 TAC §79.3, relating to disciplinary records.

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes repealing 22 TAC §79.3, relating to disciplinary records. The Board has determined that the rule exceeds the Board’s statutory authority to remove or expunge the records of final disciplinary actions taken by the Board.


Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Proposed Rules

CRIT proposes amendments to 25 TAC §§703.3, 703.10, 703.14, and 703.25 related to Request for Applications modifications on the Institute’s website, leave of absences, no cost extension requests review and approval, and approval of grantee budget changes and transfers.

The proposed change to §703.3(b) clarifies that when CPRIT modifies a published Request for Applications (RFA), the agency will post the modification on CPRIT’s public website.The proposed amendment to §703.10(c)(22) requires pre-approval for a Principal Investigator, Program Director, or Company Representative’s temporary leave of absence. The proposed change ensures that appropriate leadership is maintained for the CPRIT-funded project.The proposed change to §703.14(c)(3) eliminates automatic approval of a grantee’s first no cost extension. The rule currently allows for automatic approval of a grantee’s first no cost extension if the term is six months or less and the grantee is in good fiscal and programmatic standing. CPRIT proposes the change so that the agency may consider whether extenuating circumstances weigh against extending the project term.Lastly, the proposed amendment to §703.25(e) clarifies when a grantee may make a budget transfer or change without prior approval from CPRIT. Preapproval is not necessary when the total dollar amount of the changes within budget categories other than equipment is 10% or less of the total budget for the grant year. However, as set forth in the proposed amendment, CPRIT may reverse one or more budget changes not requiring preapproval if the changes made by the grantee, when considered together, exceed the threshold amount for CPRIT approval.


Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Withdrawn Rule

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners withdraws the proposed new §75.1 (Unsafe and Unsanitary Conditions) which appeared in the March 8, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (43 TexReg 1225).

The abbreviated summary above says it all. Nothing else appeared in the Texas Register notice.


Texas Optometry Board

Adopted Rules

The Texas Optometry Board adopts amendments to §275.1 of Chapter 275, Title 22, with changes to the proposed text as published in the March 8, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 1230). The rule will be republished.

The amendments to §275.1 increase the number of diagnosis or treatment of ocular disease continuing education hours optometrists must complete in order to renew a license. The rule amendments change the requirement to 12 hours relating to the diagnosis or treatment of ocular disease beginning with the 2021 license renewal. The total number of continuing education hours required is not changed. The amendments also remove outdated language.


Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Adopted Rules

CRIT adopts proposed amendment to §703.6(e)(4)(B), which clarifies that the Product Development Review Council (PDRC) may perform business operations and management due diligence for product development application, which go through both business and intellectual property due diligence.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (“CPRIT” or “the Institute”) adopts the amendments to 25 Texas Administrative Code §§703.6, 703.13, and 703.26 with changes to the proposed amendments due to capitalization and grammar corrections as published in the March 29, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 1561); therefore, the rules will be republished. The amendments clarify product development grant application review, program specific audit methodology for grantees, and unallowable costs.





















 

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