Texas Occupations Code - OCC § 159.0061. Appointment of Custodian of Physician's Records

(a) The board by rule shall establish conditions under which the board may temporarily or permanently appoint a person as a custodian of a physician's billing or medical records.  In adopting rules under this section, the board shall consider the death of a physician, the mental or physical incapacitation of a physician, and the abandonment of billing or medical records by a physician.

(b) The rules adopted under this section must provide for:

(1) the release of the billing or medical records by an appointed custodian in compliance with this chapter;  and

(2) a fee charged by the appointed custodian that is in addition to the copying fee governed by Section 159.008 .

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