Medical Board

Rules and regulations — managing medical board issues

  • Risk alert: TMB shortens response time for physicians accused of violating order to postpone elective procedures

    Risk alert: TMB shortens response time for physicians accused of violating order to postpone elective procedures

    The TMB is shortening the time period to respond to these allegations to 7 days, instead of the previous 28 days.

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  • TMB updates FAQs, guidance about elective procedures

    TMB updates FAQs, guidance about elective procedures

    TMB issues guidance "to help patients and licensees navigate providing care as much as possible."

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  • TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    Physicians could face license suspension for failure to follow governor’s COVID-19 orders

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  • Have you received a TMB notice? Or notice of a disciplinary action?

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  • TMB, governor order postponement of elective procedures

    TMB, governor order postponement of elective procedures

    TMB tells physicians to postpone all non-urgent elective procedures

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice changes for physical therapists and CRNAs.

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  • TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    The TMB is trying to clear up confusion about the new 10-day opioid prescribing limit for acute pain.

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  • You Received a Notice from the TMB — Now What?

    Medefense covers legal expenses, fines, and penalties associated with disciplinary actions, such as actions by the TMB, a hospital review committee, or a federal regulatory agency.

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  • TMB guidelines for medical spas

    TMB guidelines for medical spas

    With the growing popularity of medical spas comes an increased risk of malpractice lawsuits for physicians who offer medical spa services within their practices.

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  • TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB issued guidance stating that checking the PMP is NOT required for inpatient care.

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  • TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    Retiring, closing, or leaving a practice? You can now notify patients electronically and on your website.

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  • Understanding Your TMLT Coverage

    Understanding Your TMLT Coverage

    Overview of your TMLT coverages: Medefense, Cyber liability, EPLI, and Medical Director.

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  • New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.

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  • The Texas Medical Board: Then and now

    The Texas Medical Board: Then and now

    A review of significant TMB changes and trends over the last 40 years.

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  • Another January deadline . . . new Texas vital statistics registry

    Another January deadline . . . new Texas vital statistics registry

    Texas physicians will be required to use a new system to submit death certificates beginning January 1, 2019.

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  • Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids

    Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids

    Texas physicians will soon be required to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.

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  • Charging for copies of medical records: Rules released

    The amount you can charge for supplying copies of medical records has changed, as the Office of Civil Rights has issued guidance that clarifies allowable fees.

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  • The dos and dont's of renewing your Texas medical license, Part 2

    During the renewal process, physicians are required to answer questions regarding any status changes since their last renewal. Certain answers or omissions can trigger an investigation by the board.

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  • The dos and dont's of renewing your Texas medical license, Part 1

    During registration, physicians must answer questions regarding any status changes since their last renewal. However, certain answers or omissions can trigger an investigation by the Board.

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  • New call coverage rules from the Texas Medical Board

    In October 2016, the TMB adopted new call coverage rules.

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