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