The Duties of Texas Nurses in any Practice Setting

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) protects and promotes the welfare of the people of Texas through regulating nursing practice and placing an emphasis on a nurse’s responsibility and duty to provide safe, effective nursing care. Through the Nursing Practice Act, BON Rules, and publishing position statements, the Board delineates the duties and responsibilities that…

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Texas Medical Board Enacts Rule Amendments

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) recently adopted amendments to the rules for physician licensure in Texas. Updates to Procedural Rules on Physician Licensure A number of the amendments deal with the procedural rules after the TMB receives a complaint against a Texas doctor. The title of section §187.18 is changed to “ISC Scheduling, Process, and…

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TDLR Releases Its Strategic Plan for FY 2019 – 2023

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) provides oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment used by Texas businesses. The TDLR is responsible for managing 40 programs assigned to it by the Texas legislature. It issues licenses, certificates, permits, and registrations for the professions it regulates, and investigates and resolves…

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What is Administrative Law?

Administrative law “encompasses laws and legal principals governing the administration and regulation of government agencies.” Essentially, administrative law is the body of law that regulates the operation and procedures of governmental agencies. An attorney who practices administrative law either carries out government work or works with government regulations. For example, a professional license defense attorney…

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New CIT Training Requirements for Texas Peace Officers

The Texas CIT Association is a nonprofit organization that provides standardized training, support, and education in responding to those affected by mental illness and/or those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Under Texas Senate Bill 1849 there is new CIT – Crisis Intervention Training – regarding Texas peace officer training. The previous 16-hour CIT…

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New Rules for Acupuncture Licensure in Texas

Texas acupuncturist are licensed by Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, which is part of the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Recently the TMB adopted amendments to the rules for acupuncture licensure in Texas. Update to Rules on Acupuncture Licensure The amendments pertain to qualifications for licensure. The new language under subsection (a)(5) allows an applicant…

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Attorney for Representation Before Your Licensing Board

Often issues regarding professional conduct are resolved through licensing boards and the administrative processes. When a client, patient, customer, or other party files a complaint against you with your licensing board, it begins an investigation into your conduct. This can be frightening even if you believe the allegations are meritless. You do not have to…

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