Types of Discipline You Could Face from a Licensing Board
If you are a licensed professional in Texas, it may have taken you years of hard work and dedication to build your career. Thus, it is important to understand the seriousness of disciplinary action taken by a licensing board/agency.
Consulting with an experienced professional license defense attorney is the first step toward protecting your career and livelihood. With a wealth of legal knowledge, our firm is dedicated to helping licensed professional in Austin and across the State of Texas. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.
What Types of Disciplinary Actions May a Licensing Board Impose?
Texas licensing boards/agencies take complaints very seriously. Once a complaint against your license has been filed, the board/agency will determine the validity of the allegation(s) and whether they have proper jurisdiction. If the board/agency launches a formal investigation, they may impose the following disciplinary actions:
- Written warning or reprimand
- Mandated continuing education
- Ongoing monitoring or additional reporting requirements
- Administrative Penalty/Fine
- Mandated participation in program for drug or alcohol addition
- Testing for illicit drug use
- License suspension
- License revocation
Each board/agency operates under a different set of rules and guidelines. Thus, the complaint process may differ from one board/agency to the next. Regardless, any time you are notified of a complaint against your professional license, you should take the allegations seriously. Failure to respond may result in disciplinary actions that could prevent you from practicing your profession in the State of Texas.
How an Attorney Can Defend Your License
Is your professional license at risk of being suspended or revoked? An attorney at Bertolino LLP can help. We represent licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas and have a track record of successfully winning cases for doctors, nurses, lawyers, architects, pharmacists, and those in other occupations.
No matter how minor or severe the disciplinary action against your license may be, we’re prepared to fight on your behalf. Contact us today or call (512) 476-5757 and schedule a case evaluation.