(a) Except in the case of a suspension under Section 164.059 or under the terms of an agreement between the board and a license holder, a revocation,
suspension, involuntary modification, or other disciplinary action relating to a license
is not effective unless, before board proceedings are instituted:
(1) the board gives notice, in a manner consistent with the notice requirements under
Section 154.053, to the affected license holder of the facts or conduct alleged to warrant the intended
(2) the license holder is given an opportunity to show compliance with all requirements
of law for the retention of the license, at the license holder's option, either in
writing or through personal appearance at an informal meeting with one or more representatives
of the board.
(b) If the license holder chooses to personally appear and an informal meeting is
held, the board's staff and the board's representatives are subject to the ex parte
provisions of Chapter 2001, Government Code, with regard to contacts with board members
and administrative law judges concerning the case.
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