Texas licensing boards are granted broad powers to regulate those they license. The specific powers of the licensing boards are found in the Texas Administrative Code and the statutes that create the board. The powers granted to these agencies is vast and often discretionary. Each Texas licensing board or regulatory agency has their own complaint resolution and investigation process, and each is granted the power to discipline its licensees. Due process must be afforded and licensees have the right to an attorney at any legal hearings and during all stages of the enforcement process.
Generally speaking, the disciplinary action that Texas licensing boards may take include reprimand, license suspension, or revocation.
Each licensing board has specific reprimands that it can legally hand down. Also, many boards have broad discretion in their ability to fashion reprimands the board deems appropriate based on the licensees actions and alleged violations.
Reprimands can include such things as probation, ongoing monitoring or additional reporting requirements, mandated continuing education, monetary fines, mandated participation in a program for drug or alcohol addiction, testing for illicit drug use, or just a written warning. The foregoing list offers examples of reprimands Texas licensing boards may take, it is not exhaustive.
License Suspension or Revocation
A license suspension is for a defined time period. Generally speaking, after the suspension period tolls, a licensee may seek reinstatement of their license. A license revocation may be indefinite.
If your license is suspended or revoked, then you are not legally allowed to perform your job.
Defending Against Disciplinary Action
Have you been notified of allegations of professional misconduct filed against you? Did you recently learn that your medical, professional, or vocational license is at risk of suspension or revocation?
Has your licensing board already ruled against you and imposed sanctions against your professional license? Licensees have the right to appeal decisions and impositions of disciplinary action by the board. However, appealing an unfavorable ruling is more difficult than defending yourself against allegations from the start.
If you are facing disciplinary action or suspect you are in jeopardy of losing your license, contact a professional license defense attorney immediately.
BERTOLINO LLP provides aggressive advocacy for our clients who are facing disciplinary action from a licensing board, agency, or commission in Texas. We handle matters related to licenses, grievance complaints, ethics complaints, and other important professional licensing issues. Our firm has an impeccable reputation throughout the Lone Star State. Founder and Managing Partner, Tony R. Bertolino holds a 10 Superb top attorney Avvo Rating.
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 (800) 210-0126 and schedule a case evaluation.