A physician licensed in the State of Texas must comply with the Texas Medical Practice Act and Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) rules. Physicians commit a prohibited practice if he or she use alcohol or drugs in an intemperate manner that, in the medical board’s opinion, could endanger a patient’s life. Similarly, a physician who commits unprofessional or dishonorable conduct that is likely to deceive or defraud the public may be subject to disciplinary actions by TMB.
A physician in The Woodlands recently had his license to practice medicine suspended without notice. According to reports, an emergency room physician’s behavior at work seemed off. He was acting strangely towards his patients and exhibited signs of intoxication. A blood sample taken of the physician allegedly demonstrated a blood alcohol concentration of 0.293. The legal limit for driving under the influence is 0.08.