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Monday, June 1, 2015

Judge Allows Teladoc Lawsuit to Continue

Late Friday, a federal district judge in Austin ruled that the Texas Medical Board’s (TMB’s) new rules on telemedicine will not take effect while a suit challenging those rules moves forward. The suit was filed by Dallas-based Teladoc. “TMA is sorely disappointed with the court’s decision allowing the writing of prescriptions for dangerous drugs without first establishing a patient-physician relationship,” TMA President Tom Garcia, MD, said after the decision was announced. “Protecting patient health and safety and improving the quality of patient care are the TMB’s responsibilities. TMA supports the challenged rules and believe they fulfill the board’s mission.”

1 comment:

Andrew Burke said...

A physician should never treat a patient for anything without a physical exam. That is a basic foundation of my training and philosophy and has never let me down in the last 35 years. I would never suggest to my medical students any other way to practice medicine. Thank you Texas Medical Board for standing up against what is proper medical practice vs another way to make an easy buck by legally practicing shoddy medicine that will lead to many misdiagnosis.