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A Medical Board Investigation Can Have a Profound Impact On A Texas Medical Practice

Recently MedScape published a comprehensive report on the impact of a medical board investigation on physicians. The report referred to the investigation as a “black cloud,” which can have far-reaching effects on a physician’s career. Medical board complaints are very common, and complaints to the board may potentially be even more damaging to a doctor’s…

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What Happens to Your License When Charged with Criminal Activity?

Disciplinary proceedings by administrative boards are not the same as criminal proceedings. A professional can sometimes be charged with a crime and can, depending upon the nature of the offense, face no threat to a professional license. Likewise, a professional can face administrative action by a professional board which leads to suspension, loss of a…

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Prescribing and Treating Family Members and the Risk to Your Medical License

The Texas Medical Board takes disciplinary action for a wide variety of reasons. Whenever you have been called before the medical board, it is imperative you develop an effective medical  license defense strategy to protect your license and and your career. One of the issues that could lead to disciplinary action is prescribing medications to…

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Texas Doctors Carefully Consider Options Before Forfeiting Professional Licenses

When a claim of professional misconduct is made against a physician and the medical board takes disciplinary action, doctors can agree to voluntarily give up their medical license instead of allowing the disciplinary proceedings by the medical board to continue. Before agreeing to voluntarily give up a license, however, doctors need to ensure they are…

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Texas Doctors at Risk of False Accusations & Unjust Medical Board Action

The Texas Medical Board conducts investigations when complaints are made against physicians, as well as when complaints are levied against physician’s assistants and surgical assistants. Licensed acupuncturists may also be investigated by the Board. The Board has an online complaint form, a mail-in complaint form, and a telephone number to submit complaints. The Board indicates…

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