- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Massage therapy board fell short in handling of complaints, public information, and license issuance
- Discipline upheld for attorney who tried to mislead investigators by mixing up two clients with the same name
- Deviation from sample collection rules not prejudicial to licensee defendant
- Court okays testimony from former board member but remands discipline case over expansion of charges during hearing
- Court denies special relief to applicant who blamed insufficient counsel in earlier criminal conviction involving dishonesty
Sunset review occupied quite a bit of the Texas' legislature's time in 2017—so much that after it failed to renew five boards amid disputes about their future before the session ended in July, the governor had to call legislators back for extra duty.
When the dust settled, with the session's end in August, state senators and representatives had agreed to give a two-year reprieve to the state medical board and to four behavioral science boards (psychology, marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work) that sunset reviewers had recommended combining into one.
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