Tex. Occ. Code Section 263.008


The board may issue a subpoena or a subpoena duces tecum to compel the attendance of a witness for examination under oath and the production, for examination and copying, of books, accounts, records, documents, and other evidence relevant to the investigation of an alleged violation of this chapter or another state law relating to the practice of dentistry. The board may administer oaths and take testimony regarding any matter within the board’s jurisdiction.


The board may delegate the authority granted under Subsection (a) to the executive director or the secretary of the board.


A subpoena issued at the request of board staff may be served by certified mail or personally by the board’s investigators.


The board may request the attorney general to file suit against a person who fails to comply with a subpoena issued by the board to enforce the subpoena. The suit must be filed in a Travis County district court.


The court on finding that good cause exists for the issuance of the subpoena shall order the person to comply with the subpoena.


The board shall pay, for photocopies subpoenaed at the request of the board’s staff, a reasonable fee in an amount not to exceed the amount the board may charge for copies of the board’s records.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.093(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 295 (S.B. 313), Sec. 35, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 263.008 — Subpoena, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­263.­htm#263.­008 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 263.008’s source at texas​.gov