Tex. Occ. Code Section 1002.402
Grounds for Disciplinary Action


The board may impose appropriate sanctions for:

(1)

the practice of fraud or deceit in obtaining a license as a geoscientist;

(2)

incompetence, misconduct, fraud, gross negligence, or repeated incidents of negligence in the public practice of geoscience;

(3)

conviction of a license holder of a crime involving moral turpitude or a felony;

(4)

the imposition of an administrative or civil penalty or a criminal fine, or imprisonment or probation instead of a fine, for a misdemeanor relating to or arising out of the public practice of geoscience;

(5)

the issuance of a cease and desist order or a similar sanction relating to or arising out of the public practice of geoscience;

(6)

using the seal of another license holder or using or allowing the use of the license holder’s seal on geoscientific work not performed by or under the supervision of the license holder;

(7)

aiding or abetting a person in a violation of this chapter;

(8)

the revocation or suspension of a license, the denial of renewal of a license, or other disciplinary action taken by a state agency, board of registration, or similar licensing agency for geoscientists or a profession or occupation related to the public practice of geoscience;

(9)

practicing or offering to practice geoscience or representing to the public that the person or the person’s firm or corporation is licensed or qualified to practice geoscience if the person is not licensed under this chapter or the person’s firm or corporation does not employ a licensed geoscientist as required under this chapter; or

(10)

violating this chapter, a rule adopted under this chapter, including the code of professional conduct, or a comparable provision of the laws or rules regulating the practice of geoscience in another state or country.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.004(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Source: Section 1002.402 — Grounds for Disciplinary Action, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­1002.­htm#1002.­402 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

1002.001
Short Title
1002.002
Definitions
1002.003
Application of Sunset Act
1002.004
Application of Chapter
1002.051
Board Membership
1002.052
Member Eligibility
1002.053
Membership and Employee Restrictions
1002.054
Terms
1002.055
Grounds for Removal
1002.056
Reimbursement for Travel Expenses
1002.057
Officers
1002.058
Office
1002.059
Meetings
1002.060
Training
1002.101
Executive Director
1002.102
Receipts and Disbursements
1002.103
Division of Responsibilities
1002.104
Qualifications and Standards of Conduct Information
1002.105
Career Ladder Program
1002.106
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
1002.151
General Rulemaking Authority
1002.152
Fees
1002.153
Code of Professional Conduct
1002.154
Enforcement
1002.155
Recognition of Use of Designations
1002.156
Establishment of Disciplines
1002.157
Agreements to Develop Uniform Standards
1002.158
Authority to Incur Administrative Expenses
1002.159
Roster of License Holders
1002.160
List of Governmental Entities with Comparable Requirements and with Which Reciprocity Agreements Exist
1002.201
Public Interest Information
1002.202
Complaints
1002.203
Records of Complaints
1002.204
Complaint Investigation and Disposition
1002.205
Public Participation
1002.206
Complaint Education
1002.207
Duty of State Agency to Report Potential Violation
1002.251
License Required
1002.252
Exemptions
1002.253
License Application
1002.254
Examinations
1002.255
License Eligibility
1002.256
Qualifying Work Experience
1002.257
Reciprocal License
1002.258
Temporary License
1002.259
Waiver of Requirements
1002.260
Confidentiality of Certain Information
1002.261
Issuance of License
1002.262
License Duration
1002.263
Seal
1002.264
Replacement of Lost, Destroyed, or Mutilated License
1002.301
License Renewal
1002.302
Continuing Professional Education
1002.351
Public Practice of Geoscience by Firm or Corporation
1002.352
Geoscientist in Training
1002.353
Advisory Opinions
1002.401
Denial of License
1002.402
Grounds for Disciplinary Action
1002.403
Disciplinary Actions
1002.404
Right to Hearing
1002.405
Reinstatement
1002.451
Imposition of Penalty
1002.452
Amount of Penalty
1002.453
Administrative Procedure
1002.454
Options Following Final Order: Pay or Appeal
1002.455
Collection of Penalty
1002.456
Judicial Review
1002.457
Remittance of Penalty and Interest
1002.501
Injunction
1002.1511
Negotiated Rulemaking

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1002.402’s source at texas​.gov