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Governor's Texas Safety Action Report Directive on Providers’ Reporting to Law Enforcement

As directed by Governor Abbott’s Texas Safety Action Report issued on September 12, 2019, the Texas Medical Board would like to remind its licensees that Section 611.004(a)(2) of the Texas Health and Safety Code authorizes physicians, and persons licensed or certified by the state of Texas to diagnose, evaluate, or treat any mental or emotional condition or disorder to report confidential information to law enforcement should the provider determine their patient poses an imminent risk of physical harm to themselves or to others.