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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 3TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 81ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AND HEARINGS
RULE §81.5Appearance

(a) A respondent shall enter an appearance by filing a written answer or other responsive pleading with the SOAH, with a copy to the other party, within 20 days of the date on which the notice of hearing and formal complaint or petition is served on the respondent.

(b) The failure of the respondent in an enforcement case to timely enter an appearance as provided in this section shall entitle the board to a continuance at the time of the hearing for such reasonable period of time as determined by the ALJ. The notice of hearing must contain the following language in capital letters in 10-point bold face type: FAILURE TO ENTER AN APPEARANCE BY FILING A WRITTEN ANSWER OR OTHER RESPONSIVE PLEADING TO THE FORMAL COMPLAINT WITHIN 20 DAYS OF THE DATE THIS NOTICE WAS MAILED SHALL ENTITLE THE BOARD STAFF TO A CONTINUANCE AT THE TIME OF THE HEARING.


Source Note: The provisions of this §81.5 adopted to be effective January 29, 2015, 40 TexReg 380; transferred effective November 1, 2018, as published in the Texas Register October 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 6963

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