Optometric Glaucoma Specialists Required to Use Prescription Monitoring Program

Optometric Glaucoma Specialists licensed in Texas will be required to access the Prescription Monitoring Program database when prescribing controlled substances, beginning on September 1, 2019. The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) collects prescription data on all Schedule II through V controlled substances dispensed by a pharmacy in Texas and to a Texas resident from a…

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Unpaid Debts & Professional Licensing Issues in Texas

In Texas falling behind on payments for certain debts can cause issues with obtaining or maintaining your professional license. Texas law allows for licensing organizations to deny issuing or renewing your professional license if you fall behind on student loan payments. Failure to pay child support payments can lead to suspension or non-renewal of your…

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Recent Hallmark Achievements for BERTOLINO LLP Clients

BERTOLINO LLP has successfully helped clients resolve a wide range of complicated legal matters involving professional license defense, medical license defense, and vocational license defense. Our attorneys know how to build a strong case to protect your license – and your livelihood. Recent Hallmark Achievements for BERTOLINO LLP Clients If you are facing a professional…

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New Fingerprinting Requirement for Texas Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists – Effective January 1, 2019

Texas law now requires Texas physical therapists and physical therapist assistants licensed by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TBPTE) and occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE) to submit fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks. New License Applicants All applicants for…

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TDLR Releases 2018 Internal Audit Report over Enforcement Administration

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) must adhere to several reporting requirements. The agency must report on its finances, budgets, legislative appropriations requests, legislative reports, and organizational reports. TDLR reports are made available to the public. The TDLR released its 2018 Internal Audit Report over Enforcement Administration. This report primarily focuses on the…

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Texas Examining Boards: What You Need to Know

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) must adhere to several reporting requirements. The agency must report on its finances, budgets, legislative appropriations requests, legislative reports, and organizational reports. TDLR reports are made available to the public. The TDLR released its 2018 Internal Audit Report over Enforcement Administration. This report primarily focuses on the…

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Licensing Options for Military Spouses from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) honors the brave men and women who serve and their spouses by offering special considerations to military spouses. The TDLR regulates over 40 programs and professions, such as podiatrists, property tax professionals, athletic trainers, cosmetologists, and massage therapists. Each program has licensing requirements specific for its applicants.…

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Complaint Process Against Texas Architects

Architects use their talent to transform communities. They bring together art with science to create structurally sound designs that do not pose risks to public safety. The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) regulates the professions of architecture, as well as interior design and landscape architecture. When a complaint is filed against an architect, the…

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