What Does A Professional License Defense Attorney Do?

A license defense attorney provides advocacy for professionals who are facing disciplinary action in front of a licensing board or state regulatory agency. License defense attorneys handle matters related to licenses, grievance complaints, ethics concerns, and other important professional licensing issues. What Does A License Defense Attorney Do? A professional, medical, or vocational license defense…

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ATTENTION DENTISTS: Texas State Board of Dental Examiners has Recent Rule Adoptions

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) has regulatory authority over licensed dentists, dental hygienist, registered dental assistants and dental laboratories in the State of Texas. Recently the TSBDE adopted new rules and rule amendments regarding general qualification for licensure, staggered registrations, and how complaints are investigated. Recent Rule Changes for General Qualification for…

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Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program in Texas

The Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program in Texas is regulated by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The program was transferred from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to HHSC as of September 1, 2017 pursuant to Texas Senate Bill 200. LCDC Licensure Addiction counselors, or Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDCs), are licensed…

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Formal Complaint Letter from the Texas Board of Nursing

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) receives complaints against Texas nurses from patients, employers, other nurses, state and federal agencies, and other sources. The BON may also open their own investigation in certain circumstances. If you receive a formal complaint letter from the BON it means that you are being investigated based on a complaint…

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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Streamlines Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) licenses and regulates dozens of programs for Texas professionals. The Texas Legislature transfers programs to the TDLR with the intention to consolidate regulation of certain industries and offer efficient and streamlined governance of TDLR regulated programs. The TDLR Office of Strategic Communication recently released a report outlining…

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What is Professional License Defense?

Professional license defense is the legal defense of a licensee in disciplinary and licensure matters. A professional license defense attorney defends and advocates for the rights of a professional licensee when their license is being threatened with revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action due to an allegation of misconduct. Which professionals may need a license…

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What Texas Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists Should Know About the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program

The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) was created to be a cost-effective tool to help control misuse of controlled substances, to preventing drug diversion, and to generate and disseminate information regarding prescription trends. Violations of the PMP are serious and could put a medical license at risk. If you are a doctor, nurse, or pharmacists…

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