The proposed new rule outlines the complaint review process of the Peer Investigative Committee pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §1103.453. The proposed new rule identifies who may serve on the committee, terms of appointment, delineates functions of the committee members and TALCB staff in the review process, and establishes process deadlines. The proposed rule also specifies the types of complaints that are subject or not subject to the review of the Peer Investigative Committee, and the manner committee members and staff may communicate during the review process.
The proposed new rule is intended to more clearly establish the agency’s Peer Investigative Committee Review process and identify the roles of both committee members and TALCB staff. This rule also allows the Peer Investigative Committee members to provide TALCB Enforcement Division recommendations on complaints where adverse action is sought.