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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 9TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
CHAPTER 200STANDARDS FOR PHYSICIANS PRACTICING COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
RULE §200.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Complementary and Alternative Medicine--Those health care methods of diagnosis, treatment, or interventions that are not acknowledged to be conventional but that may be offered by some licensed physicians in addition to, or as an alternative to, conventional medicine, and that provide a reasonable potential for therapeutic gain in a patient's medical condition and that are not reasonably outweighed by the risk of such methods.

  (2) Conventional Medicine--Those health care methods of diagnosis, treatment, or interventions that are offered by most licensed physicians as generally accepted methods of routine practice, based upon medical training, experience and review of the peer reviewed scientific literature.

  (3) Reasonable Potential for Therapeutic Gain--An expected beneficial outcome resulting from the application of a health care method containing medicinal or healing properties that is supported by scientific evidence and does not solely rely on placebo effect.


Source Note: The provisions of this §200.2 adopted to be effective November 22, 1998, 23 TexReg 11653; amended to be effective May 4, 2003, 28 TexReg 3495

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