Interacting with the Texas Medical Board

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Interacting with the Texas Medical Board

Family physicians must keep up-to-date on current rules and regulations from the Texas Medical Board, and TAFP is here to help. Use this page as a landing point for resources to help you in your interactions with TMB. TAFP staff will post other organizations’ resources as well as our own.

Texas Medical Board
The Texas Medical Board is the state agency charged with keeping Texas patients safe through the licensure and regulation of Texas physicians. TMB staff also serve as staff for the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and the Texas Physician Assistant Board.

> Texas Medical Board website
> TMB Change of Address Form

Texas Physician Health Program
The Texas Physician Health Program is a state board administratively attached to the Texas Medical Board. The program is available to all health professionals licensed by the TMB and encourages treatment for participants, when clinically indicated, and monitors their ongoing recovery and assistance with substance use disorders, psychiatric disorders, and other medical problems that have the potential to compromise their ability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety.

> Texas Physician Health Program website

Relevant articles

TMB rules you may not know but should … part 1
Texas Medical Board rules consist of 156,165 words on 244 single-spaced pages. While most physicians are familiar with the basic concepts of these regulations, there are several specific rules that seem to give physicians the most trouble. This article will discuss these more challenging TMB rules in an effort to enhance knowledge of the TMB, reduce exposure to disciplinary actions by the board, and assist in the physician’s defense should a TMB action occur. Part 1 addresses physician advertising, actions to take when leaving a medical practice, documentation of patient encounters, and documentation of prescriptions.

> Read the article by the TMLT Risk Management Department from Texas Family Physician, Vol. 63 No. 2 | Spring 2012