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The “Investigation Phase”: Tracking the Statutory Procedural Steps of TSBDE Disciplinary Investigations & Cases

Have you received notice of a TSBDE Complaint?  If so, you are now in the “Investigation Phase.”  If jurisdiction exists, then an investigation is opened into the complaint to determine the facts of the case. The investigator gathers further information from the complainant, as well as any relevant dental records. The records are obtained, and dentist whose license is at issue is given a chance to respond. When the investigation is completed, the Director of Enforcement can recommend that the case be closed, returned for further investigation, referred for an informal settlement conference, or sent to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.   Read more here…

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