Archive, June 2014.

Medical professionals who are dealing with substance abuse issues, psychiatric disorders, and other medical problems are at risk of facing disciplinary proceedings and the loss of their license to practice. Those individuals have the understandable tendency to avoid dealing with the Texas Medical Board (TMB) and the rather realistic fear that being discovered as having a substance abuse or mental health problem could have serious professional repercussions. Rather than facing possible devastating sanctions, those medical professionals can instead turn to the Texas Physician Health Program (…
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Being confronted with allegations of substance abuse or a psychiatric disorder can lead to a cascade of events that can wreak havoc on a nurse’s career and even jeopardize a nurse's professional license. However, in many instances the nurse has a choice: accept a referral to participate in the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) or face being reported to the Texas Board of Nursing.
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If you are a lawyer, doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, physical, or massage therapist, or one of many other licensed professions in Texas, and you have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, you are at risk of losing your professional license. Even a seemingly minor infraction, such as theft, criminal mischief, or driving under the influence, can wreak havoc on your career.
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The hospital peer review process exists to improve quality medical care and to promote patient safety, but it can have drastic adverse consequences to the physician’s practice and reputation. Whether triggered by quality of care concerns or reports of inappropriate conduct, a physician should enter into the peer review process armed with both an understanding of the process and a skilled professional license attorney who can ensure that the physician’s rights are protected and due process is followed.
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