Texas Legislative Bills Amend Nursing Practice Act

The 86th Texas Legislature passed numerous bills that affect licensure regulation in Texas. Specifically, the Legislature passed bills the amend the Texas Nursing Practice Act. Nursing Peer Review Determination House Bill 2410 relates to a request for a nursing peer review determination under the Texas Nursing Practice Act, Texas Occupations Chapter 301. As of September…

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Required Human Trafficking Prevention Training for Texas Health Care Practitioners

Texas health care professionals and certain employees of health care facilities are now required to take human trafficking prevention training. Pursuant to Texas House Bill 2059, a health care practitioner shall successfully complete a training course on identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. HB 2059…

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TDLR Adopts Revised Enforcement Plan

The Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR) recently adopted a revised enforcement plan. The TDLR regulates dozens of professionals and industries across Texas and has the authority to impose disciplinary action against its licensees, including penalties and fines. The new enforcement plan addresses sanctions that may be imposed. The adopted amendments were established to…

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Defending Your Professional License

Our law firm helps professionals, like you, keep their licenses when those licenses are under attack by a state agency or board. If you have received a licensing complaint, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We represent licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. Our honest, experienced attorneys will fight aggressively on behalf of your license…

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Medical Board Defense Lawyer TX

Doctors and surgeons must adhere to rigorous professional standards in Texas. As a highly skilled medical professional, we know you have spent years training in your field and devoted time and resources to becoming the best physician you can be. The fact is, even a single complaint against your medical license can put all that…

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Texas Dental Board New Rules on Nitrous Oxide Administration by Dental Assistants

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) has jurisdiction over licensed dentists, dental hygienist, registered dental assistants, and dental laboratories in the State of Texas. It establishes standards for the practice of dentistry in Texas and enforces the Dental Practice Act and other statutes relating to the practice of dentistry. Nitrous Oxide Administered Dental…

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Texas Physician Health Program (TXPHP) Participant Compliance

The Texas Physician Health Program (TXPHP) is an independent program that serves TMB applicants and licensees affected by substance use disorders, physical illness and impairment, or psychiatric conditions. It functions in cooperation with existing entities within the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Texas State…

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Complaints Against Law Enforcement Officers the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Cannot Investigate

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE or the Commission) regulates law enforcement personnel, police officers, corrections officers, and public security officers in Texas. TCOLE issues licenses to applicants who meet the statutory standards and investigates certain complaints made against Texas law enforcement officers. The Commission has the authority to investigate complaints against law enforcement…

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