New call coverage rules from the Texas Medical Board
In October 2016, the TMB adopted new call coverage rules.
Most physicians participate in a “reciprocal call coverage model” — sharing call with physicians of the same or similar specialties.
However, some physicians participate in a “non-reciprocal call coverage model.” The rules for this model include requirements for a written call agreement, access to patient medical records, a written report, and other elements.
For more information regarding both call coverage models, please see TMB rules Section 177.20 and the article “New Texas Medical Board call coverage rules causing concern,” published by the Texas Ophthalmological Association.