NEW TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD RULES

April 6, 2020

We bring you the latest in new Texas Medical Board Rules that may impact your practice.

ADOPTED RULES

The Texas Board has adopted the following new regulations.


22 TAC §170.2 was amended to frame the definitions of various pain classifications in terms of the length of time from initial opioid prescription.

COVID-19 Related Regulations:

Emergency Rule re:

22 TAC §178.4 is amended pursuant to Executive Order GA-09, to require that any physician who schedules or performs a non-urgent elective procedure be reported to the Board.​


  1. Amending 22 TAC §187.57, pursuant to Executive Order GA-09, to include performance of a non-urgent elective procedure as grounds for temporary license restriction.

PAIN MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS​Proposed Rules.

The Board proposes the following amendements:


1. 22  TAC §170.3 to require a physician to review the Prescription Monitoring Program before issuing certain controlled substances.​​

2. New 22 TAC §170.9, clarifying the circumstances under which a physician must check the Prescription Monitoring Program before issuing certain controlled substances.


​3. Changing the title of 22 TAC Chapter 170 from "Pain Management" to "Prescription of Controlled Substances".

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