On June 16, 2020, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of Robert Mathew Hein, M.D. (Lic. No. M6182), 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 Dr. Hein, following a workplace incident where Dr. Hein was found unresponsive by hospital staff, was suspected by his employer to have been treating patients while under the influence of controlled substances not legitimately prescribed to him. Dr. Hein appeared to be diverting medications from patients for his personal use and currently suffers from a likely impairment that makes him a threat to patient or public safety.
A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Hein, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Hein.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.