Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 1018.0615
Employment of Physicians
(a)The board may employ a physician and retain all or part of the professional income generated by the physician for medical services provided at a hospital or other health care facility owned or operated by the district if the board satisfies the requirements of this section.
(b)The board shall:
(1)appoint a chief medical officer for the district; and
(2)adopt, maintain, and enforce policies to ensure that a physician employed by the district exercises the physician’s independent medical judgment in providing care to patients.
(c)The policies adopted under this section must include:
(1)policies relating to:
(D)peer review; and
(E)medical decision-making; and
(2)the implementation of a complaint mechanism to process and resolve complaints regarding interference or attempted interference with a physician’s independent medical judgment.
(d)The policies adopted under this section:
(1)must be approved by the chief medical officer of the district; and
(2)shall prevail over a conflicting policy of the district.
(e)For all matters relating to the practice of medicine, each physician employed by the board shall ultimately report to the chief medical officer of the district.
(f)The chief medical officer will report immediately to the Texas Medical Board any action or event that the chief medical officer reasonably and in good faith believes constitutes a compromise of the independent medical judgment of a physician in caring for a patient.
(g)The board may not delegate to the district administrator the authority to hire a physician.
(h)This section may not be construed as authorizing the board to supervise or control the practice of medicine as prohibited under Subtitle B, Title 3, Occupations Code.
Section 1018.0615 — Employment of Physicians,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.1018.htm#1018.0615 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).