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Texas Medical Board Rule Changes

February 11, 2009                                                      Bulletin 2009-No. 04


The Texas Medical Board adopted changes to the following Rules which proposed changes were previously published in the Texas Register:  The changed Rules are:

Chapter 162. Supervision of Medical School and Physician Assistant Student: rule review and amendments to Section 162.1, Supervision of Medical Students.

Chapter 171. Postgraduate Training Permits: repeal of Section 171.7, Inactive Status.

Chapter 172, Temporary and Limited Licenses: amendments to Section 172.4, State Health Agency Temporary License, regarding duration of license.

Chapter 175, Fees, Penalties and Forms: amendments to Section 175.1, Application Fees; Section 175.3, Penalties.

Chapter 189, Compliance Program: rule review and amendments toSection 189.1, Purpose and Scope; Section 189.2, Definitions.

The significant changes are to Rules 189.1 and 189.2.

The Texas Medical Board adopted a new subsection (c) to be added to Rule 189.1 which gives the Board the authority to promulgate rules relating to the development of a program to monitor compliance of license holders who are subject to disciplinary action.

The Texas Medical Board changed the definition of monitoring physician in Rule 189.2(o) to include a doctor who reviews a probationer's medical/billing records.

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