STOP the Texas Medical Board from Forcing Patients to Wait Before Receiving Medical Care from Independent Physicians! Earlier this year the Texas legislature passed legislation (SB 1264) purporting to address an issue caused by non-payment by insurance companies, which has been mislabeled as a problem of “surprise” medical bills. The real “surprise” is that insurance […]
AAPS made history by deposing the executive director of the Texas Medical Board on Thursday in Austin. There were many shocking revelations, including this one: the medical director of the TMB resigned about a week ago, barely a year after she was selected amid much fanfare. The executive director, Mari Robinson, lacks a medical degree, […]
On July 11, 2011 AAPS filed a brief in district court arguing that the law does not moot most of the complaints in AAPS v. TMB, and asking that the TMB’s motion to dismiss be denied. Click here to read brief Click here to read proposed order
Tuesday is the day that will determine whether there is real reform of the TMB. Please give this your immediate attention, because the next opportunity may not be for another 2 years. Rep. Todd Hunter has set SB 190 for a House vote on Tuesday – the last possible day for this – and the […]
Thanks to your calls, HB 1013 PASSED in the Texas House by an incredible 147-0! This reform of the medical board must now pass the Senate, where Sen. Dan Patrick is the sponsor. TIME IS SHORT BECAUSE THE SENATE ADJOURNS SOON. Opponents of real medical board reform, who want to perpetuate secret complaints against physicians, […]
The next week could decide the success or failure of efforts to pass needed reform of the Texas Medical Board. This bill, CSHB 1013, will end anonymous and nearly all confidential complaints. It will also add important due process protections for physicians which have been sorely lacking for years. The Texas House Public Health Committee […]
Please contact the TMA to ask them why they do not fully support this pro-physician reform of the Texas Medical Board. Please ask the TMA to fully support HB 1013, and to not work against it. After you have contacted the TMA, please fill out the form below to tell us what action you took:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled, on December 2, 2010, against the Texas Medical Board (TMB), allowing landmark litigation by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeon to proceed to prove wrongdoing by the Board. Among the claims of “pervasive and continuing violations of … constitutional rights” by the TMB, the Court […]
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Houston, heard oral argument in our case challenging procedures used by the Texas Medical Board on Wed, Oct 6. Click the play button below to listen to a recording of the hearing.
Andrew Schlafly, Esq. and Steven Hotze, M.D. discuss past and future efforts to reform the Texas Medical Board, Feb 5, 2010.