|(a) Unless otherwise expressly provided, the past, present
or future tense shall each include the other; the masculine, feminine, or
neuter gender shall each include the other; and the singular and plural number
shall each include the other.
(b) These rules apply to all contested cases within the Board's
jurisdiction and shall control practice and procedure before the Board and
SOAH, unless pre-empted by rules promulgated by SOAH.
(c) Words and phrases shall be read in context and construed
according to the rules of grammar and common usage. Words and phrases that
have acquired a technical or particular meaning, whether by legislative definition
or otherwise, shall be construed otherwise.
(d) A reference in statute revised by the Texas Occupations
Code is considered to be a reference to the part of the Texas Occupations
Code that revises that statute or part of statute.
(e) A reference in a rule or part of a rule revised by this
subchapter is considered to be a reference to the part of this subchapter
that revises that rule or part of that rule.