Texas Medical Board Investigations Revisited (Medicolegal Issues)

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Texas Medical Board Investigations Revisited (Medicolegal Issues)

In 2004 I discussed proceedings before the Texas Medical Board (TMB), referred to at that time as the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (1). While the guidelines, procedures, and standards related to TMB proceedings are relatively the same, the approach, attitude, and demeanor of the TMB has most definitely changed, particularly in the past year or so. The landscape is very different and even more stacked against the naive, unprepared, and unrepresented. Major differences need to be appreciated in relation to the timeline for the process, TMB’s aggressiveness in reviewing complaints, the seriousness of the process, TMB’s apparent presumption of guilt, and the professionalism of some panels. REVIEW OF THE COMPLAINT PROCESS

Texas Medical Board Investigations Revisited (Medicolegal Issues)

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