We have been notified by the Office of Governor Abbott applications are now being accepted for those individuals interested in sitting on the newly formed Texas Board of Respiratory Care. The Texas Board of Respiratory Care will be the advisory board to the Texas Medical Board in regards to RCP Licensure in Texas beginning in 2017. This board was formed by the passage of S.B. 202, the legislation we have been fighting for over the last year in order to continue RCP licensure in Texas. It will consist of 9 members: 4 RCPs, 2 physicians, and 3 members of the public. It is critical for the indiviuals who are appointed to this board be ready and willing to do all that is necessary to move our profession forward in the great state of Texas. The following links were provided to us by the Governor's Appointment Office
CLICK HERE to read all the specifics about the Texas Board of Respiratory Care (begins in Subchaper A-1, about 2/3 through the document)
CLICK HERE to see the process for appointment
CLICK HERE to submit your application for appointment.
If you would like additional information on the process for appointment, you can contact:
Morgan Stewart in the Governor's Appointment Office at 512-463-1828.
The previous call for nominations for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors yielded an insufficient number of nominees to conduct the election. After discussion by and pursuant to the directive of the membership from the Annual Business Meeting held July 10, 2015 at the State Convention in Houston, Texas, the call for nominations is being reopened. The Membership also directed a proposed Bylaws change to go to a two year term. As such, nominations for the following offices are still being sought.
- Vice President
- Regional Presidents to include:
- Central Region
- Northwest Region
- South Region
- Southwest Region
The intent of the proposed Bylaws change is to align the TSRC with both the AARC and the sessions of the Texas Legislature. Once fully implemented, the newly elected officers will spend their "elect" year being oriented/mentored into their role. This will help to ensure continuity in BOD transitions, which is essential for the organization.