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Where do our rights for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness come from?

God or Government?

According to the US Constitution, these rights come from God.  These rights include freedom of speech and freedom of religion ...

What about healthcare freedom?   

We as a nation have forgotten this truth and find ourselves bound in regulations, rules and laws that infringe on our God given rights.  Until we exercise our right of speech or thought, unimpeded from government control, we must pursue legislation to push back on government legislation and agency rules that infringe on our rights.  We must defend our freedom over our most precious personal property,
our bodies, and our health freedom.

To reclaim our healthcare freedom rights, Texas Right To Know is conducting a survey to determine the level of interest of individuals in Texas to pursue a Healthcare Consumer's Rights Bill.

In order to make this happen, it will require tremendous support by the public through phone calls, letters and emails to their legislators.

If you believe it is essential to secure our healthcare rights for ourselves and for those whom we have guardianship over, please get involved and register. 

TEXAS MEDICAL FREEDOM

Reclaiming

Healthcare Consumer Rights

Healthcare Consumer Rights Draft Bill for the
85th Texas Legislative Session
Did You Know:
- The Texas Medical Board determines what is false, misleading or deceptive regarding information
your healthcare provider can share with you?
-  Did you know that if you are on Medicare,  or mental ill patient, or are making end of life decisions, you have more rights than if you are a competent healthcare consumer?

In the United States, states are responsible for establishing the laws governing the practice of medicine and for licensing medical practitioners in their state.   Laws defining and establishing guidelines for the conventional practice of medicine can be found in the Health and Safety Code in the Texas Statues.  In the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22-Examining Boards, Part 9-Texas Medical Board is Chapter 200 pertaining to the STANDARDS FOR PHYSICIANS PRACTICING COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. 

 

The State Legislature is responsible for establishing the laws governing the practice of medicine and the state agency, Texas Medical Board, is tasked with assuring licensed practitioners are compliant with agency rules.

 

Today, much of the practice of conventional "standard of care" best practices are established which predominately prescribes pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of disease such as prescribing statin drugs, psychiatric drugs and chemotherapy and radiation, etc.   As the public is becoming more educated on alternative therapies, more patients are seeking other methods of disease remediation through nutrition, IV therapies like vitamin C, ozone, stem cells, chelation, and Insulin Potentiation Therapies (IPT), etc.   Even with informed consent of the patient, any deviation from the "standard of care" can place a healthcare practitioner in jeopardy with the Texas Medical Board for violating "standard of care".  

For these and other issues, your medical freedom decisions and options are in jeopardy.  Please do the following:

1.   Get Registered

2.  "Like" our Facebook page 

3.   Submit your "TMB Don't Mess With Me" picture below

4.   On December 9th, come and bring a friend to our "TMB Don't Mess With Me" Rally from 2:30-3:30 at the Capitol south steps.

4.   Share with your social media and email list.

At time of this posting, the only reference the author has identified in Texas State law regading patient rights are found in state law for  advanced directives and for the mentally ill.  Federally law provides for HIPAA privacy and establishes rights for Medicare patients. 

Why should we have to wait to be a patient to have rights? 

Shouldn't' t we have rights to have healthcare counsel as a consumer before we become a patient?

 

Other than definitions, the proposed Healthcare Consumer Rights bill, only added two sentences in white added to the yellow portions that are modeled after a section of the Medicare patient rights. 
https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/downloads/R75SOMA.pdf

 

Where the Medicare patient's rights used the term "physicians" was substituted with the terms "practitioners and providers" and the term patient" was substituted with "self and those in guardianship."

The proposed bill might be placed in the section of code advanced directives language resides.   http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=HS

If we have the right to direct our care when we are dying, mentally ill or on Medicare,  shouldn't we have rights as a
healthcare consumer?

 

PART OF THE PROBLEM:

When practitioners are investigated by the TMB after providing legal and compliant alternative medicine, the TMB evaluates the situation using guidelines for conventional therapies. 

It appears that many times violations against Chapter 200 CAM physicians results from conflicting rules such as Rule § 190.8     (A) failure to treat a patient according to the generally accepted standard of care and Rule § 164.3 Misleading or Deceptive Advertising  -  (8) contains a testimonial that includes false, deceptive, or misleading statements...  When Chapter 200 CAM physicians provide treatment compliant to Chapter 200, they can be cited under Rule § 190.8 for not following “Standard of Care”.  When Chapter 200 CAM physicians describe the therapies they offer in flyers or websites, they can be cited under Rule § 164.3 for misleading and deceptive advertising since the information they are communicating is not the “Standard of Care.”

 

Texas Medical Freedom is an initiative of Texas Right To Know.  The Texas Medical Freedom website details its mission to expose to the public examples where the Texas Medical Board (TMB) is exerting sanctions against health practitioners who practice under Title 22 Part 9 Chapter 200 of the Texas Administrative Code rules - Standards for Physicians Practicing Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 
 

 

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Then Governor George W. Bush found that
$2 billion/year of revenue leaves Texas seeking integrative care outside the state. 
Is this because the Texas Medical Board has created a hostile environment for physician's practicing integrative care?

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