Disciplinary sanctions can vary widely according to the rules and laws that govern your professional license. As a result, you can face a range of sanctions if your licensing board finds that you have violated a rule or law. However, in many cases, absent a complete revocation of your professional license, your licensing board will issue an order outlining your sanctions, including various steps that you must complete to keep your license and continue working...Details
How Do You Know Whether Your Law Firm Advertisements Violate Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct
Licensed attorneys are subject to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, which restrict attorney advertisements. Violating these rules can lead to disciplinary proceedings for lawyers that carry the potential for significant sanctions. If you are a lawyer and you find yourself facing disciplinary action related to marketing and advertising, you should contact a one of our defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP for advice and guidance. Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation Rules in Texas Rule 7...Details
What Factors Does the Texas State Board for Educator Certification Consider in Determining the Appropriate Sanctions in Disciplinary Proceedings?
The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), a division of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), is the state agency that regulates education professionals as well as handles complaints, investigations, and disciplinary proceedings. Disciplinary action against teachers and other education professionals can lead to severe sanctions. If you are facing disciplinary proceedings that may adversely affect your education certification, contact a teacher license defense attorney for help. Potential Sanctions for Disciplinary Action by SBEC Under 19...Details
What are the Standard Disciplinary Sanctions Established by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council?
The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) is a state agency that the Texas legislature created in 2019 to license and oversee some professions related to behavioral health. The Council consists of the following licensing boards: Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners All complaints concerning professionals that each of...Details
You have completed your education and earned your professional license to work as a pharmacist in Texas. However, a complaint against you can potentially threaten your career. You have too much at stake to try and handle a complaint and potential disciplinary action on your own. Instead, call an experienced pharmacist license defense lawyer to assist you in protecting your rights and your reputation. By getting legal representation, you can also better understand the sanctions...Details
After you have spent considerable time completing your coursework, studying, and passing your licensing exam or certification test, obtaining your professional or occupational license is a major milestone. However, even after achieving your career goals, you still must follow all the rules and laws that govern your chosen field of work. Violations of those rules or laws can lead to licensing board or agency investigations and disciplinary action against your license. Any disciplinary complaint alleging...Details
The Texas Medical Board (TMB) and the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) take complaints about sexual relationships between medical professionals and their patients very seriously. As such, each agency has developed disciplinary rules that may affect you if you become involved in such a relationship. Failure to follow the relevant laws and rules can negatively affect your license and career. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, you should take steps to protect your...Details
Can Accessing Patient Medical Records for Personal Reasons Endanger Your Medical or Nursing License?
Both physicians and nurses are subject to confidentiality rules and laws concerning patient medical records. They must keep those records confidential, and failure to do so, including unnecessarily accessing a patient’s medical records for personal reasons, can lead to disciplinary proceedings against their licenses. Since the repercussions of these proceedings can be severe, contacting an experienced Texas medical and nursing license defense lawyer should be your first step if you receive notice of a complaint...Details
A licensed nurse in Texas can face various sanctions for violating the laws and rules that govern the nursing profession. One of the sanctions that the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can impose is a warning, often accompanied by a fine or some other form of remedial action. Although a warning is a lenient sanction, the BON will add it to a nurse's disciplinary history and may use it against the nurse in future disciplinary...Details
The Texas Medical Practice Act allows physicians to delegate the prescribing or ordering of drugs or devices under strictly defined circumstances. Failure to follow state law and Texas Medical Board (TMB) rules for delegating prescriptive authority can result in disciplinary action against a physician. If you are facing allegations that you have violated a rule or law related to your profession, you should consult an experienced Texas Medical Board defense attorney. Your attorney can represent...Details