Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners:

An Inventory of Board of Acupuncture Examiners Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1994-1998, 2004-2007



Overview

Creator: Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners.
Title: Board of Acupuncture Examiners minutes
Dates: 1994-1998, 2004-2007
Abstract: The Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners protects and enhances the public's health, safety, and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of acupuncture and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education. The Texas Medical Board is responsible for final approval of the issuance of licenses, disciplinary actions, and the promulgation of rules. Minutes of the State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, 1994-1998, 2004-2007, document the work accomplished by the board at its meetings.
Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners protects and enhances the public's health, safety, and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of acupuncture and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education. In 1993, the 73rd Texas Legislature amended the Medical Practice Act to create a Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. The legislators found that the "review and establishment of statewide standards for the training, education and discipline of persons performing acupuncture are in the public interest…." The statute mandates that the Texas Medical Board provide administrative and clerical assistance as necessary. In addition, the Medical Board is responsible for final approval of the issuance of licenses, disciplinary actions, and the promulgation of rules.

The Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners consists of nine members appointed by the governor for six-year staggered terms not requiring senate confirmation. The presiding officer of the board is also appointed by the governor. The board consists of the following: four acupuncturists with at least five years in the practice of acupuncture in Texas and are not licensed in this state as physicians; two physicians who are licensed in Texas and are experienced in the practice of acupuncture; three members of the public who are not licensed or trained in a health care profession.

(Sources include: the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners web site, accessed February 2012.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners protects and enhances the public's health, safety, and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of acupuncture and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education. The Texas Medical Board is responsible for final approval of the issuance of licenses, disciplinary actions, and the promulgation of rules. Minutes of the State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, 1994-1998, 2004-2007, document the work accomplished by the board at its meetings.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by the creating agency in chronological order.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Medical Board.
Subjects:
Acupuncture--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Acupuncture--1994-1998, 2004-2007.
Functions:
Regulating acupuncture.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Health Professions Council, Minutes, 1994-2006, 0.5 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Minutes, 1907-1986, 1988-2002, 11.88 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/112, 1999/179, 2008/142, 2011/202

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners on May 19, 1998; and June 30, 1999; by the Texas Medical Board on May 27, 2008; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on February 17, 2011.

Processing Information

Minutes from Agency minutes project processed by Tony Black, August 1998

New accessions added by Tony Black, June 1999, May 2008

Finding aid encoded by Tony Black in EAD Version 2002, May 2008

One new accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners are maintained by the Texas Medical Board.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners minutes, 1994-1998, 2004-2007,
0.75 cubic ft.

Box
1998/112 Minutes, January 1994
Minutes, February-April 1994
Minutes, June 1994
Minutes, August-October 1994
Minutes, February-June 1995
Minutes, August-December 1995
Minutes, January 1996
Minutes, April-August 1996
Minutes, October 1996
Minutes, January 1997
Minutes, April 1997
Minutes, July 1997
Minutes, October 1997
Minutes, January 1998
Minutes, April 1998
Box
2008/142-1 Minutes, January 2004
Minutes, May 2004
Minutes, July 2004
Minutes, October 2004
Minutes, January 2005
Minutes, May 2005
Minutes, July 2005
Box
2008/142-2 Minutes, October 2005
Minutes, January 2006
Minutes, May 2006
Minutes, July 2006
Minutes, October 2006
Minutes, February 2007
Minutes, May 2007
Minutes, July 2007
Minutes, October 2007