FY 2015 Podiatric Physician License (DPM)
Renewals BEGINS Date/Time: September 1, 2014 @
FY 2015 Podiatric Physician License (DPM) Renewal
DEADLINE IS Date/Time: November 1, 2014 @ 11:59 p.m.!
Penalty Fees accrue thereafter for "Delinquent" status!
↓ To "Renew Your Texas DPM License"
(You can pay by credit card or electronic check!)
↓ To "Update Your DPM Physician
Profile" (Profiles can be updated at any time!)
Renewal Deadlines by License /
Renewal Notices Mailed:
License (DPM -
Registration (RadTech - Xray)
(DPM - HBO)
Nitrous Oxide Registration
(DPM - N2O)
TSBPME GENERAL NOTICES / RESOURCES & REGULATORY UPDATES:
CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS
print and mail/fax form to Board office. Address updates can be
submitted at any time!)
UPDATE (EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE)
@ 6:46 pm]:
► PLEASE VISIT THE "QUESTIONS &
ANSWERS" PAGE FOR:
TO REPORT SUSPECTED
WASTE & ABUSE":
Health Care Fraud is a nationwide problem of theft from public
(Medicare/Medicaid; taxpayer funded) and private health care
► TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - "CONTROLLED
Hydrocodone - Schedule II. The Texas Department of
Public Safety (DPS) is informing Texans that hydrocodone
combination products (HCPs) have been moved from the
classification of a Schedule III drug to the more-restrictive
Schedule II drug, effective on Oct. 6, 2014. The U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration’s rescheduling of HCPs as
Schedule II controlled substances will increase the restrictions
on prescribing and dispensing practices for hydrocodone
HCPs are drugs that contain both hydrocodone – which by itself is a
Schedule II drug – and specified amounts of other substances,
such as acetaminophen or aspirin. The federal Controlled
Substances Act places substances with accepted medical uses into
one of four schedules, with the substances with the highest
potential for harm and abuse being placed in Schedule II, and
substances with progressively less potential for harm and abuse
being placed in Schedules III through V. (Schedule I is
reserved for those controlled substances with no currently
accepted medical use and lack of accepted safety for use.)
[Posted 09/06/2014 @ 6:00 pm]
Again, Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) will be moving
from a Schedule III controlled substance to the more-restrictive
Schedule II, effective Oct. 6, 2014. The U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration’s (DEA) rescheduling of HCPs as Schedule II will
increase restrictions on prescribing and dispensing practices
In preparation for the DEA rescheduling of HCPs, the Texas
Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased staffing and
resources to respond to medical practitioners needing assistance
so they can better serve Texans who require prescriptions for
HCPs. See below.
@ 8:36 pm]
Extended customer service availability from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m.
Implemented an automated call back system
allowing customers to make an appointment for an
agent’s return call.
Additional staff to help process registration
modifications to allow practitioners to change
their approved levels.
Extended work hours for staff in both the
Customer Contact Center
and Order Fulfillment areas.
Medical practitioners needing assistance can
either call (512)
424-7293 or send
a secured email.
Medical and mid-level practitioners will need to have correct
schedule designations on their registrations with DPS.
Practitioners need to use NAR-116 and
mid-level practitioners need to use NAR-117 to
Pad Mail-in Order Forms are
also on the DPS website.
For more information, please see Hydrocodone:
Schedule II Controlled Substance, DPS’
Press Release and DEA
Tramadol - Schedule IV. DPS is also reminding
Texans that tramadol is now a Schedule IV controlled substance
as of Aug. 18, 2014.
09/06/2014 @ 6:00 pm]
► TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY -
"PRESCRIPTION ACCESS IN TEXAS" (PAT) ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Texas Department
of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division formally
announced on Thursday, August 2, 2012, the release of the
Prescription Access in Texas (PAT). PAT is a secure online
prescription monitoring program, which will assist our Texas
health care and law enforcement professionals in quickly
identifying potential prescription drug abuse. PAT provides
controlled substance prescription dispensing history to
authorized medical practitioners, licensing board investigators
and law enforcement professionals.
[Posted 08/03/2012 @ 9:00 pm]
OF PRESCRIPTIONS/PAIN MEDICATIONS/DRUG DIVERSION (SB144-78TH;
If you are a Podiatric Physician, please
click on the following link to learn more about
of Prescriptions/Pain Medications/Drug Diversion
accordance with the provisions of Senate Bill
144 (effective January 1, 2004; 78th Texas
Legislature). The informational site is
graciously hosted through the efforts of the
Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
For any other information regarding "Drug
Diversion/Drug Abuse," "Prescription Scope of
Practice Information," "Drug Rehabilitation," or
to "Report Incidents of Drug Diversion/Substance
Abuse/Physician Impairment," please contact Board
"Drug Diversion" is a nationwide problem
effecting physicians, patients and the general
public. Proper distribution and receipt of
"Controlled Substances" can not be achieved
without proper regulation. The Board can assist
anyone through open communication and reporting
of those matters posing a risk to the public
health, safety and welfare.
FDA News Release. For
Immediate Release: July 9, 2012:
introduces new safety measures for
extended-release and long-acting opioid
TEXAS VETERANS PORTAL ←
and Texas.gov present the Texas Veteran's Portal website which
provides specific state services such as a list of community
organizations, easy access to forms for veterans like the GI
Bill application or disable veteran parking placards and answers
to frequent questions. This website is a great source of
important information for the 1.7 million veterans who call
► HIPAA -
GENERAL INFORMATION & TEXAS MEDICAL RECORDS PRIVACY ACT
(HB300-82ND; TXHSC Ch. 181):
- Click here to view: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
The Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, found
in chapter 181 of the Texas Health and Safety Code was
significantly amended in 2011
by passage of HB 300, effective September 1, 2012.
The Office of the Attorney General's - Consumer Protection
formulates additional information for licensing agencies to
implement HB 300. Citizens may
also file a complaint with the OAG-CPD relating to Medical
Records Privacy matters by clicking
[Posted 10/09/2012 @ 1:28 pm]
General Training Opportunities:
The Office of the
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC)
Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) has released its
first web-based security training module, "CyberSecure: Your
Medical Practice." The security training module, which was
developed with the assistance of the Regional Extension Center
Program’s Privacy and Security Community of Practice, uses a
game format that requires users to respond to privacy and
security challenges often faced in a typical small medical
practice. Users choosing the right response earn points and see
their virtual medical practices flourish. But users making the
wrong security decisions can hurt their virtual practices. The
use of gamification by ONC is an innovative approach aimed at
educating health care providers to make more informed decisions
regarding privacy and security of health information.
[Posted 12/10/2012 @ 6:31 pm]
INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS: Click
on the following for the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services - Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) "Infection
Control Guidelines." The
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), protects
patients, protects healthcare personnel, and promotes safety,
quality, and value in the healthcare delivery system by
providing national leadership for nine key areas.
INFLUENZA A ("Swine Flu") INFORMATION:
Please click on the following links for
further information: 1)
Governor Perry's Office;
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 3)
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS);
World Health Organization (WHO)
[Posted 04/29/2009 @ 4:00 pm]
Governor's Division of Emergency Management:
Please click on the following to learn more about
Management" in the State of Texas and the status of current
HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL:
Pursuant to Texas
Occupations Code Chapter 101, the Texas State Board of Podiatric
Medical Examiners is a member of the
Health Professions Council (HPC).
The HPC is composed of a variety of healthcare licensing boards;
the council's mission of which is to coordinate regulatory
efforts amongst the various boards represented on the HPC. To
view more information on the Health Professions Council and its
member board regulatory jurisdictions & professions, please
click on the afore link.
WORKFORCE INFORMATION BY COUNTY & COUNTY DEMOGRAPHIC/CENSUS
INFORMATION & NPDB RESEARCH STATISTICS:
Click on the
following to view
Workforce Information By County" in the State of
Texas compiled by the Health Professions Resource Center of the
Texas Department of State Health Services.
Click on the following to view
"Texas - State & County Quick Facts"
information by county) compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Click on the following to view
"NPDB Reporting & Research Statistics"
(i.e. statistics for NPDB Medical Malpractice Payment Reports
and Adverse Action Reports reported on all practitioners by
location) compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human
BOARD MEETING DATES:
last met on Monday
August 11, 2014 at the William P.
Hobby Jr. State Office Building; 333 Guadalupe; Ste. #2-225;
Austin, TX 78701 @ 8:30 AM (stands adjourned).
meets again (regular) on
Monday April 20, 2015 at the William
P. Hobby Jr. State Office Building; 333 Guadalupe; Ste. #2-225;
Austin, TX 78701 @ 8:30 AM.
Once a meeting is scheduled and it's agenda determined,
approximately 10-business days prior to the date of the meeting,
it is posted in the
Texas Register as an Open Meeting Notice.