Board Member Training

Welcome to the Board Member Training Manual. Use the links below to access the training materials.

Texas Occupations Code Section 351.059 requires an annual verification by each Board Member that he or she has been given access to a training manual that covers:

  • law governing board operations;
  • programs, functions, rules, and budget;
  • scope of and limitations on the rule making authority;
  • the types of board rules, interpretations, and enforcement actions that may implicate federal antitrust law by limiting competition or impacting prices charged by persons engaged in a profession or business the board regulates;
  • results of the most recent formal audit;
  • open meetings, public information, administrative procedures, and disclosure of conflicts-of-interest law;
  • other laws applicable to members of the board in performing their duties;
  • and ethics policies adopted by the board or the Texas Ethics Commission.

General Board Information

Illustrated History of the Board

Strategic Plan

Role of the Board Member

General Discussion

Order Setting Duties of Board and Executive Director

Ethics Materials from Ethics Commission

General Handbook

Can I Take It Pamphlet

Revolving Door Pamphlet

Board’s Ethics Policy Handbook

Federal Trade Commission Compliance

Governing Laws

Law Governing Board Operations and Role of Attorney General

Optometry Act w/ Index

Administrative Procedure: Rule Making

Board Rules w/ Index

Disciplinary Action

Administrative Procedure: Contested Disciplinary Action

Investigation – Enforcement Committee Training Manual: Hardcopy provided

Budget and Appropriation Process

Legislative Appropriation Request

Operating Budget

Current Budget Document: Hardcopy at each Board Meeting

Licensing Process

License Timeline

Application Form and Instructions

Continuing Education Information on Website

Board Audits

Sunset Commission 2017 Report

Texas Workforce Commission Review of Personnel Policies and Procedures

Comptroller of Public Accounts Post Payment Audit

State Auditor’s Office: Performance Measures Reporting

Internal Risk Assessment: Hardcopy provided at Board Meeting