(a) This section applies only to the regulation of the following professions by the
(1) athletic trainers;
(2) behavior analysts;
(4) hearing instrument fitters and dispensers;
(6) orthotists and prosthetists; and
(7) speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
(a-1) The commission may not adopt a new rule relating to the scope of practice of
or a health-related standard of care for a profession to which this section applies
unless the rule has been proposed by the advisory board established for that profession. The commission shall adopt rules prescribing the procedure by which an advisory
board may propose rules described by this subsection.
(a-2) For each rule proposed under Subsection (a-1), the commission shall either adopt
the rule as proposed or return the rule to the advisory board for revision. The commission retains authority for final adoption of all rules and is responsible
for ensuring compliance with all laws regarding the rulemaking process.
(b) The commission shall adopt rules clearly specifying the manner in which the department
and commission will solicit input from, and on request provide information to, an
advisory board established for a profession to which this section applies regarding
the general investigative, enforcement, or disciplinary procedures of the department
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