Texas Right to Know Asks Is Texas Headed Toward a Medical Monopoly?
BRADY, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Right to Know (TRTK): Every 10 to 15 years Texas agencies are evaluated on the performance of their duties by the Texas Sunset Commission. Currently, several of the health care regulatory and license boards for medical physicians, chiropractors, dental, nursing boards, etc. are currently under review by the Sunset Commission. Many health care practitioners complain of unjust treatment and gross lack of due process from the Texas Medical Board, resulting in legal bills totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars for their defense and in some cases the loss of their licenses. In spite of these complaints, the TMB's November 2, 2016 Sunset Staff Commission Report stated, "Sunset staff did not detect any obvious indications of bias in favor of or against any type of practitioner." The Sunset Staff Commission Report's denial of any problems is troubling in light of the many complaints coming from the integrative medicine and alternative health care community and the number of lawsuits the board is involved.
Evidently, discrimination by the TMB is not limited to practitioners. An email from a Lyme disease support group organizer stated, "The TMB Executive Director has stated in open session meetings that they are making a great effort to reduce the number of complaint investigations and are having great success in this way. In particular, almost every complaint filed regarding Lyme or Tick Borne Disease has been returned to the complainant as "non-jurisdictional." As the TMB spends untold tax payer's dollars on frivolous investigations of practitioners where there are no patient complaints, no patients harmed and no suspicious practices involving prescription abuse, they return valid complaints by the public claiming "non-jurisdiction."
Other threats are coming from the Texas Medical Association (TMA), a physician medical society, who propose policies which would infringe on Texans' medical treatment options. One instance is the case where the TMA filed suit against Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) to deny chiropractors the ability to diagnose patient conditions. Inability to make a diagnosis prevents chiropractors' ability to bill insurance on behalf of their patients for their services. The original case sided with the TBCE. The TMA won their appeal with ruling issued by Judge Rhonda Hurley of the 353 Judicial Court in Travis County. The court also specified that the definitions of "musculoskeletal system" to include "nerves," "subluxation complex" as a "neuromusculoskeletal condition," and use of the term "diagnosis" by TBCE in its rules all exceed the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Occupations Code. The TBCE has appealed. Should the TMA versus TBCE court case be awarded as TMA proposes, patients would need a physician's referral for certain chiropractic procedures. This ruling and other actions of the TMA is moving Texans' treatment options toward an allopathic, medical monopoly.
It is speculated that the TMA may follow suit with the American Medical Association in their call for elimination of the right to a conscientious or religious exemption from the administration of state-mandated vaccines, leaving only medical exemptions. Many parents of vaccine injured children testified in 2015 Texas legislative hearings that their children were injured after vaccine injections and their physician recommended that neither the injured child nor their siblings be given future vaccinations. They went on to describe the difficulty of finding a physician to give their child a medical exemption since many physicians fear retaliation from the TMB. If the conscientious and religious exemption options are removed, Texans will be forced into mandatory, invasive medical treatments on the general public in a one-size-fits-all, totalitarian approach. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 relieved drug companies from all liability for harm caused by vaccines mandated by government. From the National Vaccine Information Center, "Every American pays a surcharge on every vaccination. There is $3 billion dollars waiting to be awarded in the Vaccine Injury Trust Fund, which has already been raided by federal agencies dragging vaccine victims through years of litigation and looking for ways to deny vaccine risks. The Supreme Court has now given Pharma and evangelistic doctors a green light to lobby legislators to require every American, who lives to be 78 years old, to get more than 130 doses of government recommended vaccines starting on the day of birth through the last year of life."
It seems the time may have come for the TMA and TMB to re-familiarize itself with the law of the land. The writers of the Texas Constitution had enough foresight to anticipate the potential for a medical monopoly when they the added Article 16 Section 31, which states: PRACTITIONERS OF MEDICINE. The Legislature may pass laws prescribing the qualifications of practitioners of medicine in this State, and to punish persons for mal-practice, but no preference shall ever be given by law to any schools of medicine.
A person physical body is the most precious personal property. When the government is given power to supersede an individual's medical decisions over their personal body with forced medication or forced medical procedures, the society is under medical tyranny.
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