Prescription Monitoring Program Mandate Coming September 1, 2019

In an effort to combat the misuse and abuse of certain prescription medications, Texas implemented the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to assist prescribers of controlled substances with monitoring patient prescription history. The PMP seeks to avoid duplicative prescriptions, prevent drug diversion, and control misuse of controlled substances. Prescription Monitoring Program Mandate Coming September 1, 2019…

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Funeral Homes in Violation of Health & Safety Code – Texas Funeral Service Commission Finds 63 Funeral Establishments to Have Deficiencies

The Texas Funeral Service Commission licenses and regulates funeral homes, funeral directors, embalmers, crematories, and certain cemeteries. It is also the regulatory agency that oversees compliance and investigates complaints made against those it licenses. The funeral home industry in Texas must adhere to a strict set of rules and regulations. There are a number of…

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Penalties for Sanitation Violations – Texas Cosmetologists

In Texas, Cosmetologists and businesses that offer cosmetology services are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). Cosmetology includes professional skills in hair care, skincare, cosmetics, manicures and pedicures, and certain hair removal services. Individual cosmetologists and cosmetology establishments are required to be licensed by the TDLR. Violation of the Rules pertaining…

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TX Professional License Defense Lawyer

You earned a professional license in Texas. You may have undergone years of training. When your professional license is under attack by a state agency or licensing board, you are understandably under a lot of stress. Complaints and subsequent investigations can harm your reputation, and possibly lead to suspension or revocation of your license. When…

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Physical Therapists and the Grounds for Disciplinary Action, Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Board) licenses the state’s physical therapists. The Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (Executive Council) provides administrative oversight to the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the Texas State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. Under the Texas Administrative Code, the Board “has…

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Criminal Conviction Guidelines Issued by the Texas Department of License and Registration (TDLR)

The Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR) is tasked with regulating more than forty professions in Texas. The agency handles enforcement issues and establishes criteria for licensure, including criminal conviction guidelines for each program it administrates. The Texas Occupations Code mandates that licensing agencies shall issue guidelines, which “must state the reasons a particular…

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Determining TDLR Administrative Penalties: What Factors Does the Department Consider?

The Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR) licenses and regulates over forty professions in Texas. As the licensing body, the agency handles complaints against licensees and is empowered to impose sanctions against those it licenses, including administrative penalties for alleged rule violations. Pursuant to the Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c), the TDLR established an enforcement…

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Responsibilities of Licensed Breeders in Texas

Dog and cat breeders 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 breeders. Responsibilities of Licensed Breeders in Texas Licensed breeders have a number of responsibilities and standards of care to which they must adhere. Failure to…

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Complaints Against Massage Therapists TX

Massage Therapists in Texas are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Massage therapy is considered a health care service when the massage is for therapeutic purposes, and in Texas, a licensed massage therapist may receive referrals from a physician to administer massage therapy. Beyond Massage Therapy, the TDLR administrates over forty…

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