The Texas Medical Board wants permission for their investigators to carry guns. You know, because there’s not near enough guns in the healing profession. Their “investigators” are not licensed police officers.
So, they send a request to Attorney General (and announced Texas Gubernatorial candidate) Greg Abbott asking the following questions:
1. May TMB allow, but not require or request, its investigators to carry concealed handguns authorized under Subchapter H as private citizens while on duty with the Board?
2. Can the Board legally adopt a resolution to allow its investigators to carry concealed handguns but at the same time indicate that such action is not required by the Board or the employees’ job descriptions?
3. Would TMB’s adoption of a resolution allowing such action be protected by sovereign immunity from suit and liability?
4. Does Tex. Gov’t Code §411.208 protect TMB and its officers and employees from liability and suit when they allow investigators to carry concealed handguns if the employees are licensed to do so?
Yeah, we hired them. We gave them a gun. We just don’t want to be responsible for them.
Thanks to Ole Bob over at The One Acre Ranch and Polka Farm for the heads up.