Since its April board meeting, the Texas Medical Board has taken disciplinary action against 71 licensed physicians.
The actions included 15 violations based on quality of care; 11 actions based on unprofessional conduct; two nontherapeutic prescribing violations; six agreed orders based on inadequate medical records violations; one action based on impairment due to alcohol or drugs or mental/physical condition; four actions based on other states’ or entity’s actions; one action based on failure to properly supervise or delegate; two actions based on peer review actions; two actions based on violation of probation or prior order; one agreed order modifying a prior order; and five voluntary surrenders. Twenty-one physicians entered into administrative orders for minor statutory violations.
At its May 28-29 meeting, the board issued 526 physician licenses.
RULE CHANGES ADOPTED
The board adopted the following rule changes that were published in the Texas Register:
Chapter 162, Supervision of Medical School and Physician Assistant Students: §162.1, Supervision of Medical School Students.
Chapter 165, Medical Records: §165.3, Patient Access to Diagnostic Imaging Studies in Physician’s Office.
Chapter 173, Physician Profiles: §173.1 Profile Contents.
Chapter 190, Disciplinary Guidelines: §190.8(1)(L) relating to the prescribing of controlled substances/dangerous drugs for the partners of patients that have been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases.
If you have been subjected to a TMB Inquiry Letter or TMB Disciplinary Process, then please contact the Fort Worth Texas Medical License Defense Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.