ALERT – Scam Targeting DEA Registrants & Other Health Professionals
“The Texas Medical Board continues to remind licensees to be on the alert for scammers impersonating the TMB and other state and federal agencies over the phone or through fake letters sent via FAX, email, or mail.
In some instances scammers may claim to be employees with the TMB, DEA, FBI or other l ... ”
“... name under which they are licensed with the Texas Medical Board. Using any other name may confuse or mislead the public and may be considered by the Board to be unprofessional conduct as defined by the Texas Occupations Code Chapter 164.052(a)(5).
Any physician who wishes to change the professional ... ”
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“... as without obtaining a certificate from the Texas Medical Board (TMB).
The Texas Occupation Code, section 168.001, defines a “pain management clinic” as a publicly or privately owned facility for which a majority of patients are issued on a monthly basis a prescription for opioids ... ”
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Pain Management Clinic Inspections
“... regarding the ownership, operation and continuing medical education (CME) requirements for pain management clinics, the Board is implementing, starting January 2014, a program to inspect registered pain management clinics in the state of Texas.
The Board will provide at least 5 days’ no ... ”
“Section 164.201 of the Act requires that: the board review information relating to a physician against whom three or more malpractice claims have been reported within a five-year period for possible action. “None” or a blank, indicates that there are no actions to report. If ... ”
“... of anything of monetary value in exchange for the medical services rendered to the indigent patients at the clinic.
The holder of an Military Limited Volunteer License is subject to board rules, including rules regarding disciplinary action, license registration and renewal, and continuing medical ... ”
6) CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)
If you have questions regarding Continuing Medical Education, click here: (http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/resources-continuing-ed-requirements)
For questions or information related to the registration/ren ... ”
“NEW! The Texas Medical Board is pleased to offer the new online application option for physicians called the Uniform Application for Physician State Licensure or UA. The UA, kept on file with the Federation of State Medical Boards, will benefit physicians by reducing redundancy in filling out ... ”
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Do I have to let the Medical Board know about my delegates/supervising physicians?
Yes, if you are a physician or a physician assistant.
Physicians are required to register all PAs and APRNs that they supervise prior to the delegates beginning to work for them. If there is a change to the scope of the delegation, physicians must notify the Board within 30 days of this change.
PAs are likewise required to register their supervising physicians with the Board prior to beginning to practice under the employment or prescriptive authority agreement. They are also required to notify the Board within 30 days of any change to the scope of the delegation.
APRNs should look to guidance provided by the Texas Board of Nursing for how to register their delegating physicians, as the Medical Board does not have licensing authority for nurses.
“... wship or other structured program;
passage of the Medical Jurisprudence Examination; and/or
such other remedial or restrictive conditions or requirements which, in the discretion of the board, are necessary to ensure protection of the public and minimal competency of the applicant to safely practice ... ”
Are there any additional requirements that I need to complete before I request to return my retired physician license to an active status?
To return to practice from retired status, a physician must obtain approval of the Board after submitting a written request. Please contact the Registration department for information on the approval procedure.
If the request is granted, it may be granted without conditions or subject to such conditions which the board determines are necessary to adequately protect the public. Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Below are some examples of conditions that may be required (alone or in combination) to return a retired license to an active status:
limitation of the practice of the requestor to specified activities of medicine and/or exclusion of specified activities of medicine;
passage of the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX);
remedial education, including but not limited to a mini-residency, fellowship or other structured program;
passage of the Medical Jurisprudence Examination; and/or
such other remedial or restrictive conditions or requirements which, in the discretion of the board, are necessary to ensure protection of the public and minimal competency of the applicant to safely practice medicine.
“As with all medical records documentation, the notation must be contemporaneous, legible and provide complete information. In this case, complete information would include the date of the review and the identity of the provider who reviewed the information. ... ”
What amount of detail must be in the documentation of the PMP check?
As with all medical records documentation, the notation must be contemporaneous, legible and provide complete information. In this case, complete information would include the date of the review and the identity of the provider who reviewed the information.
“Currently, each individual physician who needs a waiver will have to apply for their own individual waiver. Although this may change in the future, TMB is currently unable to track waivers by group. ”