Texas Register Preamble

The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners adopts the repeal of §§174.1 - 174.17 and new §§174.1 - 174.5, concerning Telemedicine, without changes to the proposed text as published in the April 23, 2004, issue of the Texas Register (29 TexReg 3895) and will not be republished.

The new rules relate to standards for provision of telemedicine medical services and use of the Internet in transmission of information.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the rules.

The new sections are adopted under the authority of the Occupations Code Annotated, §153.001, which provides the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners to adopt rules and bylaws as necessary to: govern its own proceedings; perform its duties; regulate the practice of medicine in this state; and enforce this subtitle.

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