The 80 th Legislature passed Senate Bill 29 in 2007, mandating the collection of a Minimum Data Set, effective March 1, 2008. The legislation requires the specified licensing boards to provide certain data to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. These fields were requested because:
· Legislators, health science centers, state agencies and other stakeholders need to have accurate, timely and sufficient information about the state's health professions workforce.
· To accurately study supply and distribution, a practice address is needed (not just the mailing address), as many providers practice in a different county from the one in which they live.
· Practice characteristics vary according to age, gender and race/ethnicity; data is needed on age, gender and race/ethnicity to study the current and projected supply of the workforce.
· Data on birthplace and high school are needed to study rural/urban trends and make recommendations for encouraging providers to practice in a rural area.
Note: Information entered while completing the survey does not update the licensing database or fulfill your obligation to keep your licensing program informed of your current name and mailing address. If your information has changed, please contact the licensing program via the contact information identified on this webpage to report name changes, address changes, etc. If you have questions about the survey, you may contact the Health Professions Resource Center at 512.458.7261 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (This contact is for minimum data set questions only, not licensing questions.)
Please click here to complete the minimum data set. https://txprofdata.questionpro.com