- 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
The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in Texas has been heavily criticized by a report carried out by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, which periodically reviews state agencies. One member of the commission, State Sen. Kirk Watson, described the board as being "in a shambles." Among the criticisms faced by the board are the time and money wasted by its single-minded pursuit of enforcement action against a shelter veterinarian over the death of a dog in legal action that was ultimately won by the . . .
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