Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 22||EXAMINING BOARDS|
|PART 9||TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD|
|CHAPTER 190||DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES|
|SUBCHAPTER A||GENERAL PROVISIONS|
|RULE §190.2||Board's Role|
The board shall render the final decision in a contested case and has the responsibility to assess sanctions against licensees who are found to have violated the Medical Practice Act. A sanction should be consistent with sanctions imposed in other similar cases and should reflect the board's determination of the seriousness of the violation and the sanction required to deter future violations. A determination of the appropriate sanction is reserved to the board. The appropriate sanction is not a proper finding of fact or conclusion of law. This chapter shall be construed and applied so as to preserve board member discretion in the imposition of sanctions and remedial measures pursuant to the Act's provisions related to methods of discipline and administrative penalties. This chapter shall be further construed and applied so as to be consistent with the Act, and shall be limited to the extent as otherwise proscribed by statute and board rule.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §190.2 adopted to be effective November 30, 2003, 28 TexReg 10496; amended to be effective November 29, 2009, 34 TexReg 8536|