235.035 Health Care Freedom: Protection of Direct Contracting Between Patients and Physicians of All Specialties

235.035

Health Care Freedom: Protection of Direct Contracting Between Patients and Physicians of All Specialties: All Texas physicians, regardless of specialty, as well as health care entities should be allowed to contract with patients directly for the provision of any professional care, surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and diagnostic testing, regardless of whether or not the patient has health care coverage (private, state, or federal) and regardless of whether or not the physician is contracted with a health care coverage entity (private, state, or federal). Restrictions on such care and transactions by private, state, or federal entities should be disallowed in Texas. Any Texas physician or health care entity should be able to directly provide services to a patient for an agreed fee, payment in kind, or no fee, without repercussions by any private, state, or federal entity. The financial details of such transactions shall remain private between the patient and physician and/or health care entity (Res. 410-A-16).

Last Updated On

June 06, 2017