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RULE §173.3Physician-Initiated Updates

(a) Physicians are required to attest as to whether or not the physician's profile information is correct at the time of the physician's registration and to initiate correction of any incorrect information.

(b) Physicians should maintain current profile information by submitting updates and corrections as changes occur.

(c) The physician shall make necessary corrections and updates by submitting a profile update and correction form or by submitting it online if completing the registration via the internet.

(d) A physician shall report the following to the Board within 30 days after the event:

  (1) Any change of mailing or practice address;

  (2) Incarceration in a state or federal penitentiary;

  (3) A description of any conviction for a felony, a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a Class C misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

  (4) A description of any charges reported to the board to which the physician has pleaded no contest, for which the physician is the subject of deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion, or in which sufficient facts of guilt were found and the matter was continued by a court;

  (5) An initial finding by the trier of fact of guilt of a felony under:

    (A) Chapter 481 or 483, Health and Safety Code (relating to offenses involving controlled substances and dangerous drugs);

    (B) Section 485.033, Health and Safety Code (relating to offenses involving inhalant paraphernalia); or

    (C) the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. §801 et seq. );

  (6) Any disciplinary action issued by another state, territory, or nation against the physician's medical license; or

  (7) Any medical malpractice claim against the physician for which the physician was found liable, a jury awarded monetary damages to the claimant, and the award has been determined to be final and not subject to further appeal. This does not include any offers by the physician to settle the claim.

Source Note: The provisions of this §173.3 adopted to be effective March 5, 2000, 25 TexReg 1623; amended to be effective November 3, 2002, 27 TexReg 10026; amended to be effective November 30, 2003, 28 TexReg 10489; amended to be effective July 3, 2007, 32 TexReg 3993; amended to be effective May 12, 2008, 33 TexReg 3741; amended to be effective March 7, 2012, 37 TexReg 1514; amended to be effective July 7, 2022 47 TexReg 3820

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