The Texas Medical Board’s Remedial Plan – is it really a non-disciplinary order?
The Texas Medical Board’s newly-adopted Remedial Plan is defined as a non-disciplinary order. A non-disciplinary order cannot assess administrative penalties or revoke, suspend, or restrict licenses. Most often, Remedial Plans will include continuing education orders, a required Jurisprudence Exam, and a fee. Remedial Plans are typically offered as a resolution for minor offenses and cannot be issued in instances where the complaint concerns a patient’s death, a felony, or an inappropriate sexual, financial or personal relationship with a patient.
These plans should be considered if it is clear that the physician was in the wrong and Board action is assured. However, though these Remedial Plans are “non-disciplinary,” they are still public orders and thus will remain in a public profile permanently and may affect future relationships with insurance companies, employers, and credentialing boards. It is highly recommended that one consult with an experienced professional license attorney when faced with a Remedial Plan.