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RULE §173.1Profile Contents

(a) The Texas Medical Board (the "board") shall develop and make available to the public a comprehensive profile of each licensed physician electronically via the Internet or in paper format upon request.

(b) The profile of each licensed physician shall contain the following information listed in paragraphs (1) - (28) of this subsection:

  (1) full name as the physician is licensed;

  (2) place of birth if the physician requests that it be included in the physician's profile;

  (3) year of birth;

  (4) gender;

  (5) ethnic origin if the physician requests that it be included in the physician's profile;

  (6) name of each medical school attended and the dates of:

    (A) graduation; or

    (B) Fifth Pathway designation and completion of the Fifth Pathway Program;

  (7) a description of all graduate medical education in the United States or Canada, including:

    (A) beginning and ending dates;

    (B) program name;

    (C) city and state of program;

    (D) type of training (internship, residency or fellowship); and

    (E) specialty of program;

  (8) any specialty certification held by the physician and issued by a board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists;

  (9) primary and secondary specialties practiced, as designated by the physician;

  (10) the number of years the physician has actively practiced medicine in:

    (A) the United States or Canada; and

    (B) Texas;

  (11) the original date of issuance of the physician's Texas medical license;

  (12) the expiration date of the physician's registration permit;

  (13) the physician's current registration, disciplinary and licensure statuses;

  (14) the name and city of each hospital in Texas in which the physician has privileges;

  (15) the physician's primary practice location (street address, city, state and zip code);

  (16) the physician's mailing address (street or P.O. Box address, city, state, and zip code), if the physician does not have a primary practice location;

  (17) the type of language translating services, including translating services for a person with impairment of hearing, that the physician provides at the physician's primary practice location;

  (18) whether the physician participates in the Medicaid program;

  (19) whether the physician's patient service areas are accessible to disabled persons, as defined by federal law;

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

  (21) 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 of competent jurisdiction;

  (22) a description of any public board action against the physician;

  (23) a description of any disciplinary action against the physician by a medical licensing board of another state;

  (24) a description of the final resolution taken by the board on medical malpractice claims or complaints required to be opened by the board under the Medical Practice Act (the "Act"), Tex. Occ. Code Ann. §164.201 unless the investigation was resolved more than five years before the date of the update and no action was taken against the physician's license as a result of the investigation;

  (25) a description of any formal complaint issued by the board's staff against the physician and initiated and filed with the State Office of Administrative Hearings under §164.005 of the Act and the status of the complaint;

  (26) a description of a maximum of five awards, honors, publications or academic appointments submitted by the physician, each no longer than 120 characters;

  (27) a description of any medical malpractice claim against the physician, not including a description of any offers by the physician to settle the claim, 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; and

  (28) whether the physician provides utilization review services for an insurance company in connection with health care services rendered by a group health plan and the name of the insurance company or companies. This does not include providing utilization review in relation to worker's compensation claims.

Source Note: The provisions of this §173.1 adopted to be effective March 5, 2000, 25 TexReg 1623; amended to be effective January 7, 2001, 25 TexReg 12977; amended to be effective January 6, 2002, 26 TexReg 10865; amended to be effective March 11, 2002, 27 TexReg 1733; amended to be effective September 19, 2002, 27 TexReg 8770; amended to be effective January 9, 2003, 28 TexReg 71; amended to be effective November 30, 2003, 28 TexReg 10489; amended to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9629; amended to be effective January 20, 2009, 34 TexReg 338; amended to be effective June 24, 2009, 34 TexReg 4124; amended to be effective November 29, 2009, 34 TexReg 8533; amended to be effective June 28, 2011,36TexReg 3918; amended to be effective March 7, 2012, 37 TexReg 1514

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