Drug Screening for Texas Nurses and BON Orders

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) investigates complaints involving allegations of drug or alcohol abuse by nurses. Nurses who use or misuse drugs or alcohol, or suffer from addiction, are at risk of losing their nursing license. However, the BON has policies in place that seek to get a nurse experiencing a problem with drugs…

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Texas Medical Board Disciplines 34 Physicians

At its October meeting the Texas Medical Board (TMB) disciplined 34 licensed physicians. This volume of disciplinary action represents a significant decrease from its June meeting when the TMB disciplined 80 physicians. In its press release the TMB shared that the October disciplinary actions included: 7 Orders related to quality of care violations, 4 Orders…

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Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying in Jeopardy: Sunset Advisory Commission Determines Agency Cannot Effectively Regulate Land Surveyors

The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is the regulatory agency for land surveyors in Texas. The Board recently came under review by the Sunset Advisory Commission, which recognized the importance of regulating the profession of land surveying, but found that the Board, as currently structured, cannot effectively regulate land surveyors. This finding means that…

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Changes for Texas ACR Certified Technicians

During the summer, 2018 the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) reviewed its Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR) program rules for re-adoption, revision, or possible repeal. The TDLR is heavily focused on streamlining administration of the programs it regulates.  The agency was tasked with determining if cause for re-adopting the ACR Rules existed by…

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Texas Law Firm Focused on Professional License Defense

BERTOLINO LLP is a Texas law firm focused on professional license defense. What does that mean? We represent individuals who hold professional licenses, such as doctors, nurses, attorneys, architects, electricians, and teachers, when their licenses are under attack by allegations of wrongdoing. For example, a recent client of ours was called before the Texas Medical…

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