Texas Optometry Board Action Plan

The Texas Optometry Board is the state agency authorized to regulate the practice of optometry in Texas. The Board screens applicants for an optometry license, reviews eligibility for license renewal requests, sets fees, and investigates complaints against optometrists. Texas Optometry Board Action Plan In its strategic plan for fiscal years 2019 to 2023, the Board…

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What Constitutes “Misconduct” for Texas Attorneys?

As an attorney, you know you must adhere to the ethical responsibilities of the profession. The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct define lawyers’ responsibilities and proper conduct to maintain the integrity of the profession. The Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure establish the procedures to be used in the professional disciplinary system for Texas attorneys.…

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What Are TDLR Agreed Orders and Default Orders?

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) issues licenses, certificates, and permits to dozens of professions in Texas. Texas state law empowers the TDLR to investigate and resolve complaints received against licensees of the 40 programs it administers. The TDLR receives over 12,000 complaints every year. After complaint investigations are completed, TDLR prosecutors decide…

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TDLR Complaint Investigation & Resolution

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 when warranted, the agency can impose disciplinary action against those it licenses. TDLR Complaint Investigation When the TDLR receives a complaint from a consumer or other member of…

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Attention all Licensed Texas Nurse: Think Carefully Before You Post on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and the Like.

Texas nurses have a duty to maintain professional boundaries. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) defines professional boundaries as “the appropriate limits which should be established by the nurse in the nurse/client relationship due to the nurse’s power and the patient’s vulnerability.” 22 Tex. Admin. Code § 217.1(29). Professional boundaries are meant to promote the…

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Facing Allegations of Misconduct Against Your Professional License

As a licensed professional you spent significant time getting the education, training, and experience necessary to do your job. In Texas we require our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, cosmetologists, dentists, behavior analysis, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, veterinarians, social workers, and many other professionals to be licensed by the state licensing board or agency tasked with regulating…

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