Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 439.005
Records; Disciplinary Actions


A physician shall keep records of the physician’s purchases and disposals, including sales and dispensations, of laetrile. The records shall include the date of each purchase or disposal by the physician, the name and address of the person receiving laetrile, and the reason for the disposal of laetrile to that person.


The Texas Medical Board may suspend, cancel, or revoke the license of any physician who:


fails to keep complete and accurate records of purchases and disposals of laetrile;


prescribes or dispenses laetrile to a person known to be a habitual user of narcotic or dangerous drugs or to a person who the physician should have known was a habitual user of narcotic or dangerous drugs;


uses any advertising that tends to mislead or deceive the public; or


is unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients because of any mental or physical condition, including age, illness, or drunkenness, or because of excessive use of drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any other type of material.


Subsection (b)(2) does not apply to a person being treated by the physician for narcotic use after the physician notifies the Texas Medical Board in writing of the name and address of the patient being treated.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1143, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 439.005 — Records; Disciplinary Actions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­439.­htm#439.­005 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 439.005’s source at texas​.gov