Texas Optometrist License Defense Attorneys
Optometrists are used to helping their patients with their eye-care needs. Unfortunately, sometimes optometrists face spurious assaults on their character and medical abilities, threatening their ability to practice medicine and support themselves and their families. These optometrists deserve vigorous defense from their charges and the opportunity to explain themselves and their cases in front of the Texas Optometry Board.
At the Leichter Law Firm, our experienced Texas optometrist license defense attorneys are dedicated to helping optometrists who are faced with potentially serious punishments. If you would like to discuss your case with us in detail and learn more about how we may be able to defend your good name and your ability to perform your job, please contact us today by calling 512-495-9995.
Optometry License Defense
Charged with enforcing the Texas Optometry Act (Texas Occupations Code § 351 et., al.), the Texas Optometry Board may investigate possible violations of the Act or Board Rules, commence disciplinary proceedings, and order administrative sanctions. In accordance with Texas Optometry Act § 351.051, the Optometry Board may probate, suspend, or revoke an optometrist’s license for any of the following:
- Incompetent Practice of Optometry
- Non-Therapeutic Prescribing
- Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol
- Professional Misconduct
- Criminal Arrest(s), Charges or Convictions
- Unprofessional Conduct
Therapeutic Optometrists’ prescribing privileges are further regulated by Texas Occupations Code §§ 351.451 – 351.452 and 22 Texas Administrative Code § 280 et., al.
The disciplinary process begins with a Complaint and Investigation of the optometrist’s alleged misconduct (Texas Optometry Act Subchapter E. Under Texas Optometry Act § 351.507), and the Optometry Board may schedule an Informal Settlement Conference to resolve the matter without a formal hearing on the merits of the case. If the optometrist and the Optometry Board cannot agree on the appropriate administrative remedy, the optometrist is entitled to an Administrative Hearing pursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 351.507.
If you are going before the Texas Optometry Board and may be faced with serious repercussions, the Leichter Law Firm may be able to help you. To learn more, please contact us today by calling one of our Texas optometry license defense attorneys at 512-495-9995.