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Texas Medical Board Investigations: A Physician’s Guide Through the Disciplinary Process

Credit(s): 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: PME-TMBPUB/GEN
Original Program Date: December 10, 2010
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  • Most physicians strive to maintain the highest of standards by practicing good medicine and behaving professionally. But if you find yourself the subject of a Texas Medical Board (TMB) investigation, you need to understand how your responses and actions throughout the process will affect you now and in the future.


    This publication walks you through the TMB process and answers such questions as:


    - What are the Texas Medical Board’s priority areas for disciplinary review?

    - What are the options for settlement as you move through the process?

    - When should you pursue for fast-track review?

    - Which violations and get reported, and where?

    - When should you consult an attorney?

    - How can you help make the process go more smoothly?

    - How does TMB handle cases involving physician substance abuse?


    Released:        Dec. 15, 2010
    Reviewed:        Dec. 1, 2013

    Expires:           Dec. 1, 2016



    Target Audience

    This publication was developed for physicians in all specialties who are interested in medico-legal compliance and practical ways to reduce the potential for professional liability. Office managers, administrators, and front office staff also may benefit.



    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:


    1. Describe the disciplinary function of the TMB and outline the legal process of a investigation.

    2. Recognize common violations reported by TMB and implement procedures to avoid them.

    3. Explain the physician health program and detail the steps through the evaluation process.


    Teaching Methods

    To participate in this enduring activity, physicians must read the publication and complete an online post-test and course evaluation.


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    3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    3 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 3 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    3 TMLT   Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who earn 3 TMLT credits within 12 consecutive months will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed $1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

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