- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Examiners, state boards rethinking traditional use of practical exams, scored exams, and live patients
- Default discipline of licensee who sent rebuttal letter prior to filing of disciplinary charges is valid
- Law does not waive sovereign immunity for constitutional claims unless they involve challenge of a state statute
- U.S. court restores emergency health law authorizing discipline of physicians performing abortions
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 vet.
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