- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
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The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that licensed marriage and family therapists are, in fact, able to diagnose a client’s emotional, mental and behavioral problems. The Texas Occupations Code, which in 1994 began to allow these diagnoses to be made, was challenged by a 2008 lawsuit that claimed that it was dangerous to allow such diagnoses to be made by people without a medical license.
Full story by Ryan Kocian via Court House News
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