Category: Administrative Law

Attorney’s Fee Awards in Defense of Frivolous Regulatory Action

Beginning September 1, 2019 the Texas Administrative Procedure Act will allow licensees to recover attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in defending against frivolous regulatory actions. This new section, codified as Tex. Gov. Code ยง 2001.903 is below: “Sec. 2001.903. RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS IN CONTESTED CASES INVOLVING FRIVOLOUS REGULATORY ACTION. The administrative law […]

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Registering as a Texas Nurse from Another State

To paraphrase Berkeley Breathed, Texas needs nurses! One recent study showed that by 2030, Texas’s demand for nurses will substantially outpace its supply – to the tune of a 15,900 practitioner deficit. With that demand in mind, and because this author is the proud brother of an out-of-state RN who was recently accepted to nurse […]

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New Criminal Conviction Licensing Laws at TDLR

The Texas legislature, being concerned with barriers to eligibility for occupational licenses by persons who had been convicted of criminal offenses unrelated to their license, passed H.B. 1342 this session. On June 10, 2019, Governor Abbott signed that bill into law and it will go into effect on September 1, 2019. This bill substantially modifies […]

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