How TDLR handles complaints against your mold assessment license
TDLR has the authority to regulate mold assessment licenses (MAL). When a complaint is submitted against a MAL license, TDLR will confirm its jurisdictional authority over the alleged violation. When this happens, TDLR will notify you that a formal investigation has been opened and referred to the appropriate advisory board.
After an initial investigation, the advisory board may determine whether or not the complaint is valid. If the complaint is found invalid, the case will be dismissed. However, if the complaint is found valid, the advisory board may proceed to an informal hearing, where an agreement will or will not be reached.
If an agreement can’t be made by the advisory board, you will be required to attend a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). A proposed decision will be reached depending on the evidence provided at the hearing. TDLR will consider, modify or reject the ALJ proposed decision in order to determine a final disciplinary action. Once the final decision has been reached by the TDLR, you’ll have one last opportunity to appeal it through the Travis County district court system.
What a professional license defense attorney can do for you
If you have been notified of a complaint against your MAL license by the TLDR, you should respond to the allegations in writing as soon as possible. During this stage, you should also hire an experienced professional license defense attorney at Bertolino LLP. The action you take in the beginning can have a profound impact on the outcome of your case.