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Texas axes anonymous complaints, whittles entry requirements, mandates fingerprinting

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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