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What is Administrative Law?

Administrative law "encompasses laws and legal principals governing the administration and regulation of government agencies." Essentially, administrative law is the body of law that regulates the operation and procedures of governmental agencies. An attorney who practices administrative law either carries out government work or works with government regulations. For example, a professional license defense attorney...

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Hearsay Exceptions for Administrative Hearings Before SOAH

The Texas Rules of Evidence (TRE), which govern nonjury civil cases in district court, apply to contested cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH): "except that evidence inadmissible under those rules may be admitted if the evidence is: (1)  necessary to ascertain facts not reasonably susceptible of proof under those rules; (2)  not...

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New CIT Training Requirements for Texas Peace Officers

The Texas CIT Association is a nonprofit organization that provides standardized training, support, and education in responding to those affected by mental illness and/or those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Under Texas Senate Bill 1849 there is new CIT – Crisis Intervention Training – regarding Texas peace officer training. The previous 16-hour CIT training...

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New Rules for Acupuncture Licensure in Texas

Texas acupuncturist are licensed by Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, which is part of the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Recently the TMB adopted amendments to the rules for acupuncture licensure in Texas. Update to Rules on Acupuncture Licensure The amendments pertain to qualifications for licensure. The new language under subsection (a)(5) allows an applicant...

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