The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) received 6,146 complaints in fiscal year 2016, a 4% increase over the 5,925 complaints it received in fiscal year 2015. The TSBP reviews and evaluates every complaint it receives. Complaints are referred to a TSPB investigator when it is determined that the allegations, if true, would constitute a violation of the Texas Pharmacy Act or Texas Drug Laws.
The TSBP is responsible for the licensing and regulation of Texas pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies. It is also responsible for resolving complaints and disciplining licensees for violations of law. Complaints are resolved with either a verbal or written warning, or with disciplinary action taken against the licensee. Disciplinary action can involve a reprimand, fines, suspension, or license revocation.
Texas Pharmacist License Defense
When a disciplinary action is initiated against you based on a TSBP complaint, you will have an opportunity to attend an informal settlement conference. This gives you the opportunity to show compliance with the law. After the settlement conference, a panel comprised of Board staff or Board members will then propose a recommendation for settlement of the case, including any sanctions.
You will be given the opportunity to accept or reject the proposed Agreed Board Order. In fiscal year 2016 approximately 98% of the disciplinary cases against pharmacists and pharmacies, and 99% of the cases against pharmacy technicians, were settled through the entry of Agreed Board Orders (or Default Board Orders). Another 2% were settled with the entry of Remedial Plans.
You’ve worked hard to earn your Pharmacist License in Texas and you serve a vital role in our society. You fulfill the critical job of preparing prescriptions and dispensing medication. Your training means you are well versed in the risks associated with medication use, drug interactions, and drug abuse. Your professional reputation is critical to your career and livelihood. A single complaint jeopardizes your good reputation.
If you have been notified of a complaint filed against you with the TSBP, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We are experienced Pharmacy license defense attorneys and we know how to navigate the TSPB’s complaint process. We are prepared to represent you at any legal hearing or proceeding regarding your professional license. Contact us today to discuss your case.
You have the right to an attorney, the right to representation at every stage of the complaint process, and you have the right to defend your license. Hiring an attorney to help you mount a strong defense serves to protect your license, reputation, financial interests, and your career; it does not make you look guilty.
Our Law Firm Helps Professionals Keep Their Licenses
The attorneys at BERTOLINO LLP know how to build a compelling case to protect your license – and your livelihood. We have successfully helped clients resolve a wide range of complicated legal matters involving professional license defense. We know how to navigate the complaint process, gather evidence, question witnesses, and prepare powerful defenses against allegations of misconduct.
We represent clients throughout Texas in the following types of cases:
If you have received a licensing complaint, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We represent licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. Our honest, experienced attorneys will fight aggressively on behalf of your license and reputation.
Contact us today or call (512) 717-5432 and schedule a case evaluation.