COVID-19 Reminders on Testing Information and Board Rules
To All Licensees,
As you are aware, COVID-19 cases are on the rise throughout the state. TMB appreciates what all of its licensees have been doing to help manage this pandemic. These are certainly unusual times for all of us. We know that many of you are working around the clock under challenging conditions to help care for so many Texans. There are a couple of reminders we would like to pass along.
First, we would like to remind you to help the state by ensuring you are collecting all patient demographic information as needed when collecting testing samples. Some labs have reported receiving incomplete patient demographic information. While that may not negatively impact the care for that individual patient, it does negatively impact the state’s and nation’s attempts to learn more about the virus and impacted populations, and in turn make sound policy decisions.
More information can be found here:
Stephen Brint Carlton, Texas Medical Board Executive Director