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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

LIABILITY REFORMS STILL ATTRACTING NEW DOCTORS TO TEXAS

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) received a record number of new applications for new physician licenses during the fiscal year that ended last month. The 4,610 new applications is 357 more than the previous record and 80 percent more than the board received at the height of Texas’ medical liability crisis in 2003. TMB also licensed 3,594 new physicians in fiscal 2013; that’s the third highest number on record and only 1 percent less than the historic high we set a year ago. Texas has licensed nearly 32,000 new physicians since the passage of lawsuit reforms 10 years ago.

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