On April 20, 2020, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of David Tanksley Butler, M.D. (Lic. No. K4866), after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.
The Board panel found that on April 15, 2020, Dr. Butler was arrested by the Austin Police Department and charged with possession of child pornography, a 3rd Degree Felony.
A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Butler, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Butler.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.