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September 24, 2020
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?
TMA fights decision that could strip physicians of their ability to exercise their conscience. Read More
Twenty years after it took effect, Texas’ medical ethics committee review law has withstood challenge after challenge. The Texas Supreme Court is on the verge of ending the latest high-profile attack on the law that ensures physicians can uphold their professional obligation to “do no harm.” In October 2019, the state’s high court declined to take up Kelly v. Houston Methodist Hospital, in which the mother of a deceased patient attempted to overturn a provision of the Texas Advance Directives Act. Justices’ action leaves intact an appeals court decision that preserves physicians’ ability to use their medical judgment in end-of-life cases. Read More
Texas Supreme Court decision carries new implications for periodic payment of future medical expenses. Read More
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