Confidentiality & Complaints Against Texas Nurses

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) conducts investigations of allegations against nurses and adjudicates complaints. When an investigation is opened against a Texas nurse the BON provides due process to the nurse, giving him or her notice of the investigation and allegations, the opportunity to respond to the alleged conduct and to show compliance with…

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Can a Texas Medical License be Suspended without Notice?

After the Texas Medical Board (TMB) receives a complaint against a licensed physician or other health care provider it licenses, it reviews the complaint to determine if adequate evidence exists demonstrating a violation of the Medical Practices Act. Generally speaking, the TMB’s enforcement process follows a specific investigation and resolution process and affords licensees ample…

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Texas Commission on Fire Protection Injury Report

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) regulates firefighters and Fire Safety Professionals in Texas and investigates complaints filed against them. The TCFP is vested with the authority to take disciplinary action against its licensees for violations of Board rules or other Texas laws. Disciplinary measures can include license revocation or suspension. The Commission also…

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Texas Chiropractors and Cannabis Oil Products

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) regulates the practice of chiropractic care in Texas. The Board’s function is to protect the public and to ensure that Texas chiropractors have a strong understanding of their chosen profession and follow ethical expectations. In recent years the cultural landscape regarding marijuana and marijuana products has seen a…

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Texas Orthotists and Prosthetists: Possible Penalties and Sanctions for Violations

The Orthotists and Prosthetists program regulates orthotists and prosthetists, orthotic and prosthetic assistants, students, and technicians, and orthotic and prosthetic facilities. It is housed under the Texas Department of License and Registration (TDLR). Unless exempt by law, a license is required to provide orthotic and prosthetic services in Texas. When a complaint is lodged against…

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Retiring Doctors in Texas, TMB Licensure Options

Texas physicians who are considering retirement have three options to maintain their license from the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Once a physician enters into a retired status, he or she is exempt from license renewal registration process, fees, and required CME. To be eligible for retired status, a physician’s license cannot be under investigation or…

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Texas State Board of Pharmacy: 4 Rules to Know

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) is the state agency responsible for the licensing and registration of Texas pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies, and for handling disciplinary matters against licensees and registrants. The TSBP adopts rules that pharmacists and all other licensees must adhere to. Texas State Board of Pharmacy: 4 Rules to Know…

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