- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee claims of malicious prosecution not dismissible as frivolous
- Admissions from unrelated case cannot be used in board action against man practicing without a license
- Proving deceptive professional conduct does not require establishing common law elements of fraud
- Rejected applicant not eligible to seek contents of investigatory file after giving up on application process
- Board has power to issue summary suspension while discipline case pending
Although no evidence existed that a revoked educator violated a specific rule, his overall conduct was sufficiently inappropriate to warrant the sanction, a Texas court held November 25.
The ruling upheld a decision by the state’s Board for Educator Certification to revoke the certificate of a teacher based on his inappropriate actions providing physical therapy to students on his school’s track and field team (State Board for Educator Certification v. Montalvo).
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