You worked hard to earn your professional license and it is essential to your career and livelihood. If your Texas licensing board has denied your application for renewal or is otherwise withholding licensure until you comply with certain requirements, you need to take immediate action to save your license.
Do not practice without a license. You cannot practice without the proper license. So, if you do not currently hold a valid license, do not continue to perform your job functions. Unauthorized practice of professions requiring state licensure is an ethical, possibly criminal, breach. Doing so could open you up to violations of Texas law and substantial penalties.
Immediately contest the board's actions. You need to act as soon as you are notified that your license renewal has been denied or will only be issued if you agree with specified terms set by the board. Contact an experienced Texas professional license defense attorney to help you legally contest the board's actions and protect your rights. An experienced attorney may be able to assist you in negotiating better terms or the renewal of your license with no additional terms whatsoever.
Understand why the board denied your license renewal or placed stipulations on its renewal. In most cases the board will indicate the reasons for which it is denying a license renewal. Similarly, if the board has placed restrictions on renewal, such as a probationary period or a continuing education program, it will likely indicate its reasons for doing so.
There are numerous reasons for which a board may deny renewal or force additional terms for continued licensure. Common reasons include failure to meet all eligibility requirements, discipline by another state licensing board, alleged substance abuse or mental health concerns, or issues with the criminal justice system. Though this list is by no means exhaustive.
In general, Texas licensing boards and state agencies have broad discretion in issuing professional, medical, and vocational licenses. But you have the right to challenge a board decision. You have the right to fight for the professional license you worked so hard to earn.
Hiring an Advocate to Fight For Your Texas Professional, Medical, or Vocational License
The license defense attorneys of BERTOLINO LLP are prepared to help you challenge a license denial by any Texas licensing board, agency, or commission. We have in-depth knowledge of and experience in administrative law. Our experienced license defense attorneys have consistently won significant cases for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, fellow attorneys, CPA's, real estate agents, social workers, teachers, and other licensed professionals. We know how to build a strong case to challenge the denial of a license. Our results speak for themselves.
BERTOLINO LLP represents 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.