AUSTIN, Texas –  The Texas Board of Respiratory Care suspends Edinburg respiratory care practitioner on Monday, April 15. A disciplinary panel of the Texas Board of Respiratory Care temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas respiratory care practitioner permit of Margarito Flores Jr. after determining his continuation in the practice of respiratory care poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension is effective immediately.

The Board panel found that on February 27,2019, Mr. Flores was arrested on three felony counts of sexual assault of a child and one felony count of prohibited sexual conduct. A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Mr. Flores, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Mr. Flores. The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.