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Laws/Practice Acts

The Texas Occupations Code includes the enabling statutes and practice acts for physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants.  The relevant chapters are listed below.  

The complete code is available here:  Full Texas Occupations Code.   Statutes are current through the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011).


Code Highlights:

Physicians

Medical Practice Act

  • Chapter 151 -
  • General Provisions: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 152 -
  • Organization of Board: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 153 -
  • General Powers and Duties of Board: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 154 -
  • Public Interest Information and Complaint Procedures: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 155 -
  • License to Practice Medicine: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 156
  • Registration of Physicians: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 157
  • Authority of Physician to Delegate Certain Medical Acts: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 158
  • Authority of Physician to Provide Certain Drugs and Supplies: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 159
  • Physician-Patient Communication: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 160
  • Report and Confidentiality Requirements: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 162
  • Regulation of Practice of Medicine: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 163
  • District Review Committees: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 164
  • Disciplinary Actions and Procedures: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 165 -
  • Penalties: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 166 -
  • Billing of Anatomic Pathology Services: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 167 -
  • Texas Physician Health Program: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 168 -
  • Regulation of Pain Management Clinics: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word

Physician Assistants

  • Chapter 204 – (Physician Assistant Practice Act)
  • General Provisions: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word

Acupuncturists

  • Chapter 205 -
  • General Provisions: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word

Surgical Assistants

  • Chapter 206 -
  • General Provisions: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word