Valid Prescriptions Under Texas’ Telemedicine Law

Telemedicine in Texas allows doctors to provide healthcare services to patients who are at a different physical location. The benefits are numerous, such as greater access to needed health care and a reduction in healthcare costs. However, there are risks associated with the practice of telemedicine. The Texas legislature and the Texas Medical Board have…

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Criminal Background Check & New Fingerprint Requirements for Massage Therapists Licensed in Texas

Texas law now requires people who are applying for or renewing a massage therapist, massage instructor, or massage establishment license to submit fingerprints for the purpose of obtaining the applicant’s criminal conviction history. Tex. Occ. Code §455.1525. The amended legislation is pursuant to House Bill 1865 and became effective on September 1. 2019. The bill…

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Texas Legislature Makes it Easier to Get Employment Opportunities After Criminal Conviction

It is now easier for people who have criminal records to secure gainful employment. With the passage of Texas House Bill 1342, the Texas Legislature enhanced employment opportunities for certain individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense by prohibiting state licensing boards from revoking, suspending, or denying an occupational license when the individual’s…

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Texas Medical Board Disciplines 44 Physicians – 7 Revocations/Suspensions, 9 Orders Related to Quality of Care

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) disciplined 44 physicians at its August 2019 Board Meeting. This volume of disciplinary action represents a significant decrease from its June Board Meeting when the TMB disciplined 80 physicians. In its press release, the TMB stated that the August disciplinary actions include: 9 Orders related to quality of care violations,…

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