20.002 Medical Directors in Nursing Facilities


Medical Directors in Nursing Facilities: The Texas Medical Association supports and encourages the appropriate utilization of physicians with an interest in and knowledge of geriatric and chronic care medicine as medical directors in nursing homes, and endorses strengthening the role of the physician medical director in nursing facilities. In addition, TMA offers its expertise to work as a liaison between the Texas nursing home industry and state regulatory agencies in an effort to move toward a more effective and appropriate surveillance program and assist in assuring that the highest quality care continue to be given to nursing home residents in Texas (Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, p 55, I-91; amended CHSO Rep. 5-A-02; reaffirmed CHSO Rep. 2-A-12).

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October 07, 2016