Avoiding Ethical Violations for Texas Attorneys

A grievance filed against a Texas attorney alleging ethical violations is serious. A complaint, even if later it is found to lack merit, can have adverse and lasting effects on your legal career. The best course of action is to take proactive measures to avoid ethical violations and client grievances. As a licensed attorney, you…

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$6.3 Million in Penalties Assessed by the Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) governs agent and adjuster licensing, and company licensing and registration. Its Agent and Adjuster Licensing Office regulates the licensing, registration, and certification of individuals who will sell insurance or adjust property and casualty claims in Texas. Texas insurance premiums in 2017 topped over $160 billion, making Texas the second-largest…

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Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor License

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors in Texas are required to be licensed. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is the regulatory body responsible for licensure and enforcement of Texas air conditioning (A/C) and refrigeration contractors. This program regulates contractors who install, repair or maintain systems related to A/C, refrigeration, or heating. Disciplinary Action…

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How Many TMB Complaints Go to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)?

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) is the regulatory body for physicians, medical radiologic technologist, acupuncturists, and other health care practitioners in Texas. By statute, the Board has the authority and duty to resolve complaints filed against its licensees. It receives and reviews over 8,000 complaints a year from patients, patient family members, health care professionals,…

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Criminal History & Nurse License Eligibility in Texas

Conviction of certain types of crimes affects nurse license eligibility in Texas. The ability to maintain or renew a Texas nurse license is also affected by conviction of certain crimes. Nurse Licensure of Individuals with Criminal History in Texas The Texas Administrative Code establishes the criteria utilized by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) in…

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The Controversial Pathway to Independent Practice for Texas Licensed Psychological Associates (LPAs)

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists offers four types of licenses to practice psychology in the state of Texas: Licensed Psychological Associate: A license for qualified individuals with graduate degrees to practice psychology. Licensed Specialist in School Psychology: This license is required by law for the practice of school psychology in Texas public…

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