Texas Administrative Code
Title 22 - EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 9 - TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
Chapter 179 - INVESTIGATIONS
Section 179.2 - Definitions

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 179.2

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicate otherwise.

(1) Act--Title 3, Subtitle B, Chapter 151-165, Tex Occ. Code Ann. for physicians; Title 3, Subtitle C, Chapter.204, Tex Occ. Code Ann. for physician assistants; Title 3 Subtitle C, Chapter 206, Tex Occ. Code Ann. for surgical assistants; and Title 3, Subtitle C, Chapter 205, Tex Occ. Code Ann. for acupuncturists.

(2) Address of record--The mailing address of each subject licensee as provided to the board pursuant to the Act.

(3) Agency--The divisions, departments, and employees of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Physician Assistant Board, and the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners.

(4) Agency representative--An investigator, other agency staff, board member, or agent of the agency.

(5) Baseless or unfounded--Not based on any evidence or fact.

(6) Board--The appointed members of the Texas Medical Board for physicians and surgical assistants, the Texas Physician Assistants Board for physicians assistants, and the Board of Acupuncture for acupuncturists.

(7) Complaint--Information provided to the board that alleges a violation of the Act.

(8) Complainant--Any person, including a partnership, association, corporation, or other entity, who files a complaint with the board against a licensee. A complainant may be a patient, a family member of a patient, a health care professional, or any other person who has information regarding the possible violation of the Act.

(9) Jurisdictional--A matter over which the board has the authority to investigate and act upon.

(10) Licensee--A person to whom the board has issued a license, permit, certificate, approved registration, or similar form of permission authorized by law.

(11) Subject licensee--The licensee against whom a complaint is filed.

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