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Dec 5, 2011 02:25PM
Texas Medical Board vs Burzynski Wow, that's quite a list of charges! It'll be interesting to follow the trial.
- failure to practice medicine in an acceptable professional manner consistent with public health and welfare;
- failure to meet the standard of care;
- negligence in performing medical services;
- failure to use professional diligence;
- failure to safeguard against potential complications;
- failure to disclose reasonably foreseeable side effects of a procedure or treatment;
- failure to disclose reasonable alternative treatments to a proposed procedure or treatment;
- failure to obtain informed consent from the patient or other person authorized by law to consent to treatment on the patient's behalf before performing tests, treatments, or procedures; and
- prescription or administration of a drug in a manner that is not in compliance with Chapter 200 of this title (relating to Standards for Physicians Practicing Complementary and Alternative Medicine) or, that is either not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in human beings or does not meet the standards for off-label use, unless an exemption has otherwise been obtained from the FDA.
- unprofessional or dishonorable conduct that is likely to deceive or defraud the public or injure the public;
- providing medically unnecessary services to a patient or submitting a billing statement to a patient or a third party payer that the licensee knew or should have known was improper. "Improper" means the billing statement is false, fraudulent, misrepresents services provided, or otherwise does not meet professional standards.
-.....breaches of the Texas Health and Safety Code, prescribing/administering a non-therapeutic treatment, dispensing dangerous drugs in a manner inconsistent with public health and welfare and improper billing practices.
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