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PHYSICIAN PROFILE DESCRIPTIONS

“... IN THESE SECTIONS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD Verified Information Current Board Action Medical Malpractice Investigations   THE INFORMATION IN THESE SECTIONS WAS REPORTED BY THE LICENSEE AND MAY HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED BY THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD  Self-Reported Informat ... ”

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Criminal History Evaluation Letters

“... ysician, physician assistant, acupuncturist, medical radiologic technologist, non-certified radiological technician, respiratory care practitioner, medical physicist, or perfusionist.  Please note that this evaluation is not a guarantee of eligibility for licensure.  Applicants must m ... ”

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Acupuncturist Additional Fees

“... mation is seen, processed, or stored by the Texas Medical Board. The payment portion of the online registration system is handled by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas.  The price of this service includes funds that support the ongoing operations and enhancements of Texas.gov, w ... ”

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Place a Complaint

“... gical assistants, respiratory care practitioners, medical radiologic technologists, medical physicists, and perfusionists. If you wish to complain to the Board, please do so in writing. Provide full name and practice address of practitioner. Also, provide dates and details of any incident, being as ... ”

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Look Up a License

“... physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, medical radiological technologists, non-certified radiologic technicians, respiratory care practitioners, medical physicists, and perfusionists licensed by the State of Texas. (This includes Physician Profiles and verifications for oth ... ”

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SA Checklist for Eligibility

“... rgical Physician Assistant program or a 4) a full medical school (and receipt of a physician's degree). Worked 2000 hours within the last 3 years as a Surgical Assistant. Taken and passed one of the three national certifying exams. Have a current national Board Certification. Have never been ... ”

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SA Licensure Application

“... rsquo;s check or money order payable to the Texas Medical Board. Surgical Assistant applications are not currently avaliable online.  Please download and submit the Surgical Assistant License Application. ”

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Continuing Education for Pain Management Clinics

“  Board Rule 195.4(e), the medical director or owner/operator of the pain management clinic, must on annual basis, ensure all personnel are properly licensed and, if applicable, have the requisite training to include 10 hours of continuing medical education (CME) annually in the area of pain ma ... ”

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Consumer Guides

“... hure Provides helpful information about the Texas Medical Board, its disciplinary process, how to research a licensee, and how to file a complaint.   TMB Consumer Brochure   Consumer Guide to Health Care This guide for consumers on the quality of healthcare and healthcare billing and pri ... ”

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Open Records tab 6

“... r written request to:   Open Records Texas Medical Board   You may send your request by:   mail to:          P.O. Box 2018, Austin TX 78768 e-mail to:       openrecords@tmb.state.tx.us fax to:     &nbs ... ”

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State Agency Energy Savings Program

“TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD RESOURCE EFFICIENCY PLAN   The Texas Medical Board is committed to energy conservation by ensuring our facilities are operating in an efficient and effective manner. Regarding energy management, the TMB’s original Resource Efficiency Plan (REP), submitted October 2002, ... ”

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Administrative Medicine License

“... limited license that allows physicians to use the medical and clinical knowledge, skill, and judgment of a fully licensed physician in ways which may affect the health and safety of the public or any person. It does not include the authority to          pract ... ”

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Employment Opportunities

“Welcome to the Texas Medical Board’s (TMB) Employment Opportunities page.  TMB is housed in the William P. Hobby State Office Building in Tower Three, Suite 610 on 3rd and Guadalupe Streets in Austin's downtown "warehouse" district, two blocks from Town Lake and its natural environment of ... ”

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Advertisement of Board Certification

“... particular area. To protect the public, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) has taken steps to standardize what “board certified” means under TMB advertising rules. In October 2010 the TMB amended its Physician Advertising rules. According to the new rules, a physician may use the term "board ... ”

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Acupuncture Continuing Education - Provider - Tab 2

“... iver Male Master Tong Master Tung Medical Errors Medical records MeiZen Cosmetic Menopause Menstrual Mental Meridian Migraines Mindfulness Miriam Lee Modalities Morning Sickness Moxibustion Multiple sclerosis Musculoskeletal ... ”

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Title: Rule Changes September 21, 2012

Description: Rule Changes September 21, 2012

Document: ... onflict with other provisions of the rule and the Medical Practice Act. The amendment to 187.83 deletes language requiring a panel member to sign cease and desist order, as rule already provides for executive director to sign order. Chapter 189 COMPLIANCE PROGRAM 22 TAC 189.1, 189.3, 189.5, 189.7 ...

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Title: Rule Changes September 19, 2010

Description: Rule Changes September 19, 2010

Document: ... dor used by the PHP must be approved by the Texas Medical Board, and establishes standards for processing referrals, requiring evaluations, settings terms for agreements with participants, and facilitating interventions. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/September102010/adopted/22.EXAMINING% ...

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Title: Rule Changes September 19, 2002

Description: Rule Changes September 19, 2002

Document: ... 3.1 and 163.5 that will update the definitions of medical school curriculum and substantially equivalent; and supervision of medical school students. Chapter 164, Physician Advertising. Amendment to '164.3 concerning testimonials used in advertising. Chapter 165, Medical Records. Amendments to ''165 ...

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Title: Rule Changes September 18, 2011

Description: Rule Changes September 18, 2011

Document: ... html#301 CHAPTER 187, PROCEDURAL RULES: The Texas Medical Board (Board) adopts amendments to 187.83, concerning Proceedings for Cease and Desist Orders, without changes to the proposed text as published in the April 29, 2011, issue of the Texas Register (36 TexReg 2690) and will not be republished. ...

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Title: Rule Changes September 14, 2003

Description: Rule Changes September 14, 2003

Document: ... k here for the complete board rules. Chapter 165, Medical Records: Amendments to 165.1, 165.3, and 165.4 regarding definitions and general cleanup. Chapter 171, Postgraduate Training Permits: Amendment to 171.6 regarding faculty temporary permits that would allow active military physicians , hold ...

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Title: Rule Changes September 01, 2009

Description: Rule Changes September 01, 2009

Document: ... g board, physician health advisory committee, and medical director of the Texas Physician Health Program. The New Rule 180.7, Rehabilitation Orders, provides that rehabilitation orders entered into on or before January 1, 2010 shall be subject to all laws that existed immediately before that date a ...

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Title: Rule Changes August 20, 2009

Description: Rule Changes August 20, 2009

Document: ... cian assistants to obtain six hours of continuing medical education (CME) per year by serving as an expert panel reviewer for the Board and deletes language relating to a 30-day grace period after expiration of license to conform with 204.156, Texas Occupations Code; 185.13, Notification of Intent ...

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Title: Rule Changes August 10, 2008

Description: Rule Changes August 10, 2008

Document: ... rm with biennial registration; 166.2, Continuing Medical Education, updates rule to conform with biennial registration and amends provisions related to administra tive penalties to be consistent with provisions under Chapter 190 related to disciplinary guidelines; 166.5, Relicensure, clean-up of l ...

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Title: Rule Changes July 04, 2012

Description: Rule Changes July 04, 2012

Document: ... 5 The amendment to 163.2, relating to Full Texas Medical License, sets out medical graduation requirements for 5th pathway applicants to be consistent with rules relating to other types of applicants for full licensure. The amendment to 163.4, relating to Procedural Rules for Licensure Applicants, ...

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Title: Rule Changes July 04, 2004

Description: Rule Changes July 04, 2004

Document: ... lating to standards for provision of telemedicine medical services and use of the Internet in transmission of information. Chapter 177, Certification of Non-Profit Health Organizations. Rule review, amendments to 177.1-177.8, repeal of 177.9-177.16, and new 177.9-177.13 for general cleanup of ...

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Title: Rule Changes July 03, 2007

Description: Rule Changes July 03, 2007

Document: ... endments to 163.1, Definitions; 163.2, Full Texas Medical License, regarding recognition of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authority to determine a school to be Fraudulent or Substandard and to clarify that any foreign medical school must meet the Boards substantial equivalence requiremen ...

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Title: Rule Changes June 29, 2006

Description: Rule Changes June 29, 2006

Document: ... pter 163, Licensure , to include a limit on Texas medical jurisprudence examination attempts, delegated authority to staff to issue licenses, alternative requirements for graduates of unapproved medical schools, and general rule cleanup. Chapter 166, Physician Registration, to include the addition o ...

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Title: Rule Changes June 29, 2003

Description: Rule Changes June 29, 2003

Document: ... n of graduate of an acceptable unapproved foreign medical school. Chapter 175, Fees, Penalties, and Applications. Amendments to 175.1 and 175.4 relating to fees and applications required for reissuance of a physician assistant license. Chapter 179, Investigation Files. Rule review and amendments t ...

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Title: Rule Changes June 28, 2011

Description: Rule Changes June 28, 2011

Document: ... itted unprofessional conduct as defined under the Medical Practice Act. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/June242011/adopted/22.EXAMINING%20BOA RDS.html#361 Chapter 195, Pain Management Clinics: Amendment to 195.2 concerning Certification of Pain Management Clinics, establishes the proced ...

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Title: Rule Changes June 24, 2009

Description: Rule Changes June 24, 2009

Document: ... complete board rules. Chapter 162, Supervision of Medical School Students, with amendments to 162.1 Supervision of Medical Students, which clarifies the intent of the amendment previously adopted, which became effective on March 9, 2009. The Board determined that the revised language was necessary ...

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What are the Texas Medical Board’s requirements for a physician who delegates to an APRN or PA?

“... elegation requires adequate supervision under the Medical Practice Act.  As such, a physician delegating to an APRN or PA must adequately supervise those individuals.  An individual physician may serve in both the supervising and delegating role and does not need to be physically present a ... ”

Do I need to have a protocol in addition to a prescriptive authority agreement?

“... ity from a licensed physician in order to provide medical aspects of patient care. Historically, this delegation has occurred through a protocol or other written authorization. Rather than requiring multiple documents, delegation protocols can now be included in one document the prescriptive authori ... ”

If I work in a clinic owned by the hospital, is this considered a facility-based practice?

“No.  Free standing clinics, centers or other medical practices that are owned or operated by or associated with a hospital or long term care facility that are not physically located within the hospital or long term care facility are not considered facility based practices.  Prescriptive au ... ”

Who may delegate prescriptive authority in a hospital facility-based practice?

“... sed practice, the delegating physician may be the medical director, the chief of medical staff, the chair of the credentialing committee, a department chair, or a physician who consents to the request of the medical director or chief of the medical staff to delegate.   ... ”

Who may delegate prescriptive authority in a long term care facility based practice?

“... are facility based practice, delegation is by the medical director. ”

Are physicians potentially subject to discipline for violations of the standard of care by CRNAs to whom they have delegated the selection or administration of anesthesia or the care of an anesthetized patient? 

“... levant federal and state laws, facility policies, medical staff bylaws, and ethical standards.” (Texas Attorney General Opinion No. JC-0117). However, physician supervision during the medical management of a patient while undergoing an anesthetic may require supervision dependent on feder ... ”

When is Physician supervision of a CRNA required?

“... nbsp; The physician retains responsibility of the medical management of the patient.  Therefore, the delegating physician must consider the delegatee’s education, training, and experience prior to delegating.  Additionally, delegation may be revoked by the delegating physician at any ... ”

Who can prescribe Schedule II drugs under physician delegation?

“... cordance with policies approved by the hospital's medical staff or a committee of the hospital's medical staff as provided by the hospital's bylaws to ensure patient safety and as part of care provided to a patient who: (A) has been admitted to the hospital for an intended length of stay of 24 ... ”

How often is physician consultation required when prescribing controlled substances?

“... ltation must be documented in the patient’s medical record. ”

How do I get a copy of my examination scores sent to another state?

“... ians will have to contact the Federation of State Medical Boards to obtain examination scores.Federation of State Medical Boards 400 Fuller Wiser Rd. Suite 300 Euless, TX 76039-3855 Tel. (817) 868-4000A small percentage of physicians can obtain verification of examination scores from TMB. If you wer ... ”

What are the requirements for an international medical school graduate to get a Full Texas Medical License?

“The requirements are the same for International Medical School Graduates (IMGs) and U.S. or Canadian medical school graduates except that:          IMGs must demonstrate that they are either ABMS or BOS specialty board certified, have graduated from a medical ... ”

Is a CRNA under a valid delegation order, subject to discipline by the Texas Medical Board under the Medical Practice Act for a violation of the standard of care in the selection and administration of anesthesia or the care of an anesthetized patient?

“... e selection and administration of anesthesia is a medical act, if such an act was validly delegated to a CNRA by a physician, the act is considered to be within the practice of nursing and governed by the Nursing Practice Act.  Any discipline for a violation of the standard of care by a CRNA wo ... ”

What is "non-biographical" information as it pertains to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?

“... lated fields, contained in a patient's electronic medical record, must contain accurate data and information pertaining to the patient based on actual findings, assessments, evaluations, diagnostics or assessments as documented by the physician."Non-biographical data/information is data that will ty ... ”

Must I document the PMP check? Each and every time?

“... t the review is documented in the patient’s medical record. ”

May I maintain a copy of the PMP history report in the patient’s medical record?

“... of the PMP history report in the patient’s medical record.  There is no specific method required for documenting that the PMP has been checked prior to issuing a prescription.  Certain electronic medical record systems, for example, may provide other ways to document that the review ... ”