- 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
Update: In response to concerns about the deregulation of dental assistants, in its final recommendation, issued in August, the Texas Sunset Commission altered a recommendation by its staff to eliminate licensure for dental assistants, instead recommending that the state consolidate the separate certification provisions for dental assistants - four in all - into one.
After several months of staff reports and hearings, and over the board's objections, the Texas Sunset Commission agreed in August to recommend a "sweep" of the Board of Dental Examiners, slashing . . .
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