Rules and Ethics

Texas Medical Board and the Medical Practice Act

State board rules and regulations, licensure, CME requirements, scams targeting TMB licensees and DEA registrants. Information on the electronic death registrar (TxEVER), TMB's complaint processes, and rules involving pain management treatment and the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

Medical Records

Find answers to some of the most asked questions involving medical records, including processing time for requests, release requirements, fees and exceptions, retention, destruction, records management and storage resources, subpoenas, and more.

Practice Management

Information on a wide variety of topics, including when retiring or closing or selling your practice, when leaving a group practice, on potential risk management concerns, on maintaining autonomy in clinical matters and in a business setting, and much more.

Reporting Duties

Guidance and responsibilities regarding reporting abuse or neglect of a child or the elderly or disabled, communicable diseases, patients who may have a medical condition or impairment that affects their ability to drive, overdoses, and threats of violence.

Ethics Resources

AMA and TMA ethics resources. Links to regulatory bodies and licensing agencies, to determine where concerns may be reported, such as those involving a nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, or another healthcare professional. Links to other agencies and organizations also provided.

Physician Member Concern

For HCMS members who would like to register a concern about another member.