|(a) The board shall conduct regular meetings at least
three times a year to carry out the mandates of the Act. The meetings
shall be held at times and places the board considers most convenient
for applicants and board members.
(b) Special meetings may be called by the presiding
officer of the board, by resolution of the board, or upon written
request to the presiding officer of the board signed by at least three
members of the board.
(c) Board and committee meetings shall, to the extent
possible, be conducted pursuant to the provisions of Robert's Rules
of Order Newly Revised unless, by rule, the board adopts a different
(d) The governor shall designate a member of the board
as the presiding officer of the board to serve in that capacity at
the will of the governor. The board, at a regular meeting or special
meeting, shall elect from its membership an assistant presiding officer
and secretary for one year. The board shall elect from its membership
other officers as the board considers necessary to carry out the board's
(e) All elections and any other issues requiring a
vote of the board shall be decided by a simple majority of the members
present. If more than two candidates contest an election or if no
candidate receives a majority of the votes cast on the first ballot,
a second ballot shall be conducted between the two candidates receiving
the highest number of votes. A quorum for transaction of any business
by the board shall be one more than half the board's membership at
the time of the meeting. A quorum is not required for board action
related to examining the credentials of applicants, acting as a panel
for a temporary suspension proceeding held under §601.306 of
the Act, or conducting an informal meeting under §601.311 of
(f) The following are standing and permanent committees
of the board. Each committee, with the exception of the Executive
Committee, shall consist of at least one board member who is a licensed
physician, one board member who is a licensed medical radiologic technologist,
and one public board member. In the event that a committee does not
have a representative of one or more of these groups, the presiding
officer shall appoint additional members as necessary to maintain
this composition. The Executive Committee shall include the presiding
officer, secretary, and other members as named by the presiding officer.
The presiding officer shall name the chair and assign the members
of the other committees. The responsibilities and authority of these
committees shall include those duties and powers as defined in paragraphs
(1) - (4) of this subsection and such other responsibilities and authority
which the board may from time to time delegate to these committees.
(1) Licensure Committee.
(A) Review proposed rules regarding licensure, and
make recommendations to the board regarding changes or implementation
of such rules.
(B) Review proposed rules pertaining to the overall
licensure process, and make recommendations to the board regarding
changes or implementation of such rules.
(C) Receive and review applications for licensure in
the event the eligibility for licensure of an applicant is in question.
(D) Present the results of reviews of applications
for licensure, and make recommendations to the board regarding licensure
of applicants whose eligibility is in question.
(E) Make recommendations to the board regarding matters
brought to the attention of the Licensure Committee.
(F) Oversee and make recommendations to the board regarding
any aspect of the examination process including the approval of an
appropriate licensure examination and the administration of such an
examination and documentation and verification of records from all
applicants for licensure.
(2) Disciplinary Committee.
(A) Review proposed rules regarding the enforcement
of the Act.
(B) Oversee the disciplinary process and give guidance
to the board and staff regarding methods to improve the disciplinary
process and more effectively enforce the Act.
(C) Monitor the effectiveness, appropriateness, and
timeliness of the disciplinary process.
(D) Make recommendations regarding resolution and disposition
of specific cases and approve, adopt, modify, or reject recommendations
from staff or representatives of the board regarding actions to be
taken on pending cases. Approve dismissals of complaints and closure
(E) Make recommendations to the board and staff regarding
policies, priorities, budget, and any other matters related to the
disciplinary process and enforcement of the Act.
(F) Make recommendations to the board regarding matters
brought to the attention of the Disciplinary Committee.
(3) Executive Committee.
(A) Ensure records are maintained of all committee
(B) Review requests from the public to appear before
the board and provide opportunities for the public to speak regarding
issues related to the regulation of the practice of radiologic technology.
(C) Review inquiries regarding policy or administrative
(D) Delegate tasks to other committees.
(E) Take action on a matter of urgency that may arise
between board meetings. Such matters shall be presented to the board
at the next board meeting.
(F) Assist the Medical Board in the organization, preparation,
and delivery of information and testimony to the Legislators and committees
of the Legislature.
(G) Formulate and make recommendations to the board
regarding future board goals and objectives and the establishment
of priorities and methods for their accomplishment.
(H) Study and make recommendations to the board regarding
the role and responsibility of the board officers and committees.
(I) Review staff reports regarding finances and the
(J) Make recommendations to the board regarding matters
brought to the attention of the Executive Committee.
(4) Education Committee.
(A) Review and make recommendations to the board regarding
changes or implementation of rules concerning the following areas:
(i) educational and training requirements for certification
as a medical radiologic technologist or registration as a non-certified
technician in Texas;
(ii) standards for the approval or rescinding approval
of medical radiologic technologist or non-certified technician education
program curricula and instructors;
(iii) continuing education requirements for renewal
of a Texas medical radiologic technologist certificate or NCT registration;
(B) Assist with problems relating to education program
or program instructor issues which may arise within the purview of
the board; and
(C) Make recommendations to the board regarding matters
brought to the attention of the Education Committee.
(g) Meetings of the board and of its committees are
open to the public unless such meetings are conducted in executive
session pursuant to the Open Meetings Act or the Act. In order that
board meetings may be conducted safely, efficiently, and with decorum,
attendees may not engage in disruptive activity that interferes with
board proceedings. The public shall remain within those areas of the
board offices and board meeting room designated as open to the public.
Members of the public shall not address or question board members
during meetings unless recognized by the board's presiding officer
pursuant to a published agenda item.
(h) Journalists have the same right of access as other
members of the public to board meetings conducted in open session
and are subject to the same rules. Observers of a board meeting may
not disrupt the meeting or disturb its participants. Observers may
make audio or visual recordings of such proceedings conducted in open
session, as long as the recording activities do not disrupt the meeting.
Observers who make audio or visual records are subject to the following
limitations: upon request made by the board's presiding officer, camera
operators must periodically extinguish artificial lights to allow
excessive heat to dissipate; camera operators may not assemble or
disassemble equipment while the board is in session and conducting
business; persons seeking to position microphones for recording board
proceedings may not disrupt the meeting or disturb participants. Journalists
may conduct interviews in the reception area of the agency's offices
or, at the discretion of the board's presiding officer, in the meeting
room after recess or adjournment. No interview may be conducted in
the hallways of the agency's offices. The board's presiding officer
may exclude from a meeting any person who, after being duly warned,
persists in conduct contrary to the requirements and limitations described
in this subsection and subsection (g) of this section.
(i) The assistant presiding officer of the board shall
assume the duties of the presiding officer in the event of the presiding
officer's absence or incapacity.
(j) In the event of the absence or temporary incapacity
of the presiding officer, and the assistant presiding officer, the
members of the board may elect another member to act as the presiding
officer of a board meeting, or may elect an interim acting presiding
officer for the duration of the absences or incapacity or until another
presiding officer is appointed by the governor.
(k) Upon the death, resignation, removal or permanent
incapacity of the presiding officer or the assistant presiding officer,
the board shall elect an assistant presiding officer from its membership
to fill the vacant position. The board may elect an interim acting
presiding officer until another presiding officer is appointed by
the governor. Such an election shall be conducted as soon as practicable
at a regular or special meeting of the board.
(l) Committee minutes shall be approved by the full
board with a quorum of the committee members present to vote on approval
of the minutes.