Entries by Foster Danowsky

The Texas Board of Nursing and the Sunset Process

This is the first part of a series in which we will discuss some of the changes to Texas Board of Nursing (BON) rules after its recent Sunset review. The Sunset process in Texas is a process that entails a review of state agencies by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission and Texas Legislature. Approximately 140 […]

CPNI Compliance Report Due at the FCC on March 1, 2018.

The annual report required from telecommunications carriers and VoIP providers has been reinstated at the FCC, and reports are due March 1, 2018.  The CPNI Reporting Requirement was eliminated by the FCC in its 2016 Privacy Order dated November 2, 2016.  However, that FCC order was repealed by the Congressional Review Act in April, 2017. Because the […]

Hearings Before the State Office of Administrative Hearings

After a licensing board begins an investigation and has issued formal charges/held an informal settlement conference, it will subsequently set the case for a hearing. The overwhelming majority of state agencies hold their hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (or “SOAH”). SOAH is an independent agency that conducts independent hearings for other agencies. […]