Those wishing to practice medicine in the state of Texas may be required to seek a full medical license.
The Texas State Statue requires a physician to establish a physician patient-relationship before the administering of prescriptions. While a physician-patient relationship is not specifically defined, the regulations provide a list of activities (that are part of what constitute a physician-patient relationship) include a physician examination although it is unclear whether this is a requirement.
The Center for Telehealth & e-Health law is committed to keeping the telehealth community informed on emerging legal and regulatory telehealth issues. In efforts to accomplish this goal, CTeL has made available each state’s physician licensure statutes. However, for those interested in a more in-depth analysis of these statutes, CTeL offers its members access to a annotated statutory directory, complete with executive summaries.
Texas Physician Licensure Statute
Texas Physician Licensure Statute – Members