H.B. No. 744
relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and
Remedies Code, in Chapter 164, Occupations Code.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 164.201, Occupations Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 164.201. REVIEW BY BOARD IF THREE OR MORE MALPRACTICE
CLAIMS. The board shall review the medical competency of a
physician against whom three or more expert reports under Section
74.351, Civil Practice and Remedies Code [
13.01, Medical Liability
and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas (Article 4590i, Vernon's
Texas Civil Statutes)], have been filed in three separate lawsuits
within a five-year period in the same manner as if a complaint
against the physician had been made to the board under Section
SECTION 2. This Act applies to the review of medical
competency based on filed reports, without regard to whether the
reports were filed before, on, or after the effective date of this
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 744 was passed by the House on March
23, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 744 was passed by the Senate on May
10, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate