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Unfilled board member slot voids discipline in criminal assault case

A decision to suspend the license of a physical therapist convicted of criminal assault was reversed by a Louisiana appellate court November 14 because the board lacked a required physician board member, making its decisions invalid. (Bias v. Louisiana Physical Therapy Board).

The physical therapist in the case, Kevin Bias, has licenses in both Texas and Louisiana. In 2016, he was charged with criminal assault while driving, pleaded not guilty, and was eventually sent to a diversion plan, after which his case was dismissed . . .

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