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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 9TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
CHAPTER 177BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
SUBCHAPTER CJOINTLY OWNED ENTITIES
RULE §177.14Therapeutic Optometrists

(a) Pursuant to §162.051 of the Act, a physician and an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist, may, organize, jointly own, and manage any legal entity, including a partnership, limited partnership, and limited liability company.

(b) The authority of each of the practitioners is limited by the scope of practice of the respective practitioners and none can exercise control over the other's clinical authority granted by their respective licenses, either through agreements, bylaws, directives, financial incentives, or other arrangements that would assert control over treatment decisions made by the practitioner.


Source Note: The provisions of this §177.14 adopted to be effective December 22, 2011, 36 TexReg 8548

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