Doctors, Chiropractors Square Off Over Bill

After a fierce fight, the state’s leading physician groups won a change in legislation backed predominantly by Texas chiropractors that could have prevented one health care licensing agency from challenging the ruling of another in court. The bill reached final passage on the Senate floor today after addition of an amendment added by Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, who authored the bill, reflecting a compromise between the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Chiropractic Association.

As originally drafted, SB 1001 would have prohibited one health care licensing agency — say, the Texas Medical Board — from suing a practitioner who was overseen ...

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