Archive, August 2015.
Accurate medical records are essential to helping physicians and other medical professionals give patients the best treatment possible. However, the methods in which medical records are treated, stored, and amended can get physicians into a lot of trouble in litigation and with the Texas Medical Board (TMB)—a physician may come under disciplinary investigation for the practice of correcting medical records.
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Substance abuse can affect anyone in any profession, including physicians and nurses. All instances of substance abuse have the potential to negatively affect the user and those closest to them. Moreover, the behavioral changes, emotional effects, and physiological effects associated with substance abuse among health care professionals can have far-reaching implications that extend to patient care. Because of this, most states have mandatory reporting laws and regulations.
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Facilities that perform outpatient procedures and require outpatient anesthetics are bound by rules and regulations set by the Texas Medical Board. As such, licensed professional administering services within such a facility should be aware of the registration, delegation, and prescriptive authority guidelines and requirements to ensure they are working in compliance with standard of care practices. Moreover, each licensed professional should understand how the rules and regulations apply to their position and facility.
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The convenience of making medical purchases over the Internet may encourage physicians to purchase low-cost drugs and devices from online foreign pharmacies. However, Texas physicians who violate the regulations set forth by U.S. federal government and distribute unapproved drugs and/or devices—even if a physician’s intent is not purposeful illegal distribution—may be found criminally liable and subject to severe penalties such as a felony conviction.
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