When a Texas Law Enforcement Officer’s Professional License is at Risk

In Texas, professional law enforcement officers are licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. This organization is authorized to investigate complaints against a law enforcement officer in situations in which there is an alleged violation by that law enforcement officer of a law or a rule regarding training, licensing, certification, or the license-holder’s appointment.…

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The Punitive Power of the Texas Medical Board

Physicians and other health care professionals in the state of Texas are subject to the rules and regulations of the Texas Medical Board. Not only does the Board set the standards that prospective practitioners must meet in order to earn their licenses to practice medicine, but it maintains the standards necessary for the ongoing practice…

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A Brief Description of SOAH Hearings

The Texas State Legislature in 1991 passed a law creating the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, or SOAH. It is meant to be an independent forum, under a banner of neutrality, before which legal and agency disputes between the general public and agencies, as well as Texas licensing boards, can be reviewed and decided.…

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