Articles and Papers on Legal Issues

The following articles and white papers are a TMA members-only benefit.   


Americans with Disabilities Act


Charity Health Care

Compassionate Use Act


Corporate Practice of Medicine



Delegation of Duties

Departure of a Physician

Disruptive Behavior

 Emergencies, Death Act and DNR



Limited English Proficiency 

Maintenance of Certification

Medical Power of Attorney 

Medical Records

Patient-Physician Relationship

Required Notices

Stark Law

Surprise Billing



Women's Health


TMA Practice e-Tips on Legal Issues

NOTICE: The Office of the General Counsel provides legal representation for TMA in its activities and assists county medical societies physicians and their attorneys and the public with questions regarding medical law. The Office of the General Counsel of the Texas Medical Association provides this information with the express understanding that 1) no attorney-client relationship exists, 2) neither TMA nor its attorneys are engaged in providing legal advice and 3) that the information is of a general character. You should not rely on this information when dealing with personal legal matters; rather legal advice from retained legal counsel should be sought.

Last Updated On

August 28, 2023

Originally Published On

March 23, 2010