Texas Register Preamble
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (Board) adopts this amendment to §573.27, concerning Honesty, Integrity and Fair Dealing. The amendment is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the April 16, 2021, issue of the Texas Register (46 TexReg 2552) and will not be republished.
Reasoned Justification and Factual Basis
This purpose of the amendment is to ensure that the rule for honesty, integrity and fair dealing is more inclusive and reflective of the types of complaints received and adjudicated by the Board. This rule modifies existing regulations.
Summary of Comments and Agency Response
The agency did not receive any public comments that concerned the proposed amendment to this rule.
The rule is adopted under the authority of §801.151(a), Occupations Code, which states that the Board may adopt rules necessary to administer the chapter, and the authority of §801.151(b), Occupations Code, which states that the Board may adopt rules of professional conduct appropriate to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity, skills and practice in the veterinary medicine profession.
No other statutes, articles, or codes are affected by the adoption.
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