New Authority for Texas Medical Board
Austin Attorney for Cases Involving the Texas Medical Board
Regulatory laws regarding the licensing and oversight of medical professionals are constantly changing around the country, and the state of Texas is no exception. Thanks to recently-passed legislation, the Texas Medical Board has assumed oversight responsibilities for four occupational regulatory programs that were previously handled by the Department of State Health Board. If you are a respiratory therapist, radiologic technician, medical physicist, or a perfusionist, you need to be aware of potential changes to requirements for the credentialing process as well as potential disciplinary procedures.
With my experience as a former prosecutor for the Texas Medical Board, I have the skill and experience necessary to provide the counsel and representation you need along the way. I understand the need for strict confidentiality and am fully dedicated to helping you protect your professional and personal interests.
Convenient payment plans are available to ensure that nothing stands in the way of the getting the legal help you deserve.
Texas Medical Board Complaints
A complaint may be filed with the Texas Medical Board by virtually anyone, including a patient, another provider, an insurance company, state agency, or even law enforcement. The moment you receive a notification of a complaint, however, it is vital to seek responsible, reliable legal counsel from an experienced attorney. When you work with me, I pledge to remain at your side as we respond to the initial complaint, then move into the investigative process.
Together, we will assemble all the requested information, including a narrative response to the allegations, and your professional history. Time is always of the essence in such considerations, so submitting accurate, complete, and truthful information must be done quickly to protect your best interests. I will also work with you in determining if the current issue must be reported to other entities, including your malpractice carrier, if appropriate, network administrators, and other licensing boards.
Informal Hearings and Contested Hearings
If the allegations against you cannot be put rest in the initial response or preliminary investigation phase, you may need to attend an informal hearing before a Texas Medical Review panel. Such a hearing is more of a discussion than a trial, and all parties will work to determine the seriousness of the situation. Your case may be completely dismissed, an agreed discipline order may be recommended, or your case may be referred to a more formal, contested hearing.
A contested hearing is overseen by an administrative law judge and proceeds very similarly to a bench trial. At every step of the process, no matter how complex or hopeless your case may seem, I will continue to advocate on your behalf, fighting to protect your reputation and your future. Contact Oscar San Miguel, Attorney at Law, by calling 512-949-5061 today.