295.007 Conflicts of Interest

295.007

Conflicts of Interest: When acting as representatives of Texas Medical Association, members shall exercise the utmost good faith in all transactions touching upon their representation. In their dealings with and on behalf of the association they are held to a strict rule of honesty and fair dealing between themselves and the association.

If a matter involves a member acting as a representative of Texas Medical Association that in any way could give rise to conflict of interest for that member, then that member must physically withdraw from the situation so as not to participate in any discussion or vote regarding that matter. If that member does not self identify in such situations, then any member or executive staff member may make known the conflict to the chair of the meeting at the earliest opportunity. If there is any question as to whether a conflict exists, the matter shall be put to a vote of the appropriate component of the association.

At the discretion of the external entity or TMA component involved, the member who has withdrawn may provide information to the group in the same manner as any person requested by the group (BOT Rep. 16-A-04; reaffirmed BOT Rep. 12-A-14).

Last Updated On

October 07, 2016