Who We Are

 

Administrative Issues:

A. TXPHP is a State Board administratively attached to the Texas Medical Board.

B. TXPHP functions in cooperation with existing entitites within the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Texas State Board of Accupuncture Examiners who may currently interact with the potential participant population.

C. Funding for the TXPHP, as established in SB 292: “The board by rule shall set and collect reasonable and necessary fees from program participants in amounts sufficient to offset, to the extent reasonably possible, the cost of administering” the program (Sec. 167.011 b.)

D. TXPHP shall endeavor to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the TMB, TMA, TOMA, TAPA, the Texas Board of Acupuncture Examiners, and the Public.

E. TXPHP is overseen by a Governing Board whose members are experienced in addressing health conditions commonly found in the population of participants. This Board provides independent, confidential, administrative, and clinical oversight to the TXPHP. No members of TXPHP’s clinical oversight body (those privy to the identity of program participants and involved in making clinical or case management decisions) should be engaged in the treatment of participants or have other conflicts of interest-- real, perceived, or implied.

F. The Governing Board of the TXPHP consists of individuals with documented training, experience, expertise, and/or interest in the issues addressed by the TXPHP. Representatives from the TMB, TMA, TOMA, TAPA, and the Public will constitute the minimum of constituencies represented.

G. TXPHP does not operate for the purpose of making a profit.

H. TXPHP works collaboratively with other state physician, physician assistant, acupuncturist, and surgical assistant health programs when interstate monitoring or transfer is involved. In such circumstances, the primary monitoring state will be the state in which the participant practices and/or lives (if not practicing). The primary monitoring state should provide quarterly reports to other states in which the participant holds an active license.

I. TXPHP has the oversight of a medical director committed to the participants' health and rehabilitation, with appropriate experience, training, and skills, including expertise in SUD. Addiction certification through the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry is preferred.

J. TXPHP requires qualified, competent staff members, as well as volunteers from the professional community willing to assist in its mission.