TMB Begins Inspecting Registered Office-Based Anesthesia Locations

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has begun inspecting Texas practices registered with the board as providing office-based anesthesia (OBA) to ensure compliance with Chapter 192 of board rules. Practices that provide OBA must register with the board, pay a biennial fee of $210 per physician, and identify the level of anesthesia services provided at each practice site.

According to the TMB website, the board will give physicians at least five days' notice before inspection and will request information from registered physicians at or before the time of inspection.

Action, June 2, 2014