Texas doctors' fate will likely set our own...perhaps not even just Texas notaries. It could be a decision affecting notaries across the U.S.A. Can we set policies within our states if remote technology exists?
I don't know about you all, but I'll gladly let the medical folks start testing the courts on this first.
If the American Medical Association can make Texas make policies that allow out of state doctors to attend to patients in Texas via remote doctor visits, it will be a huge win for cross-border issues of this type. (Sounds like remote notarization.)
One article begins...
Law360, Houston (June 27, 2016, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The American Medical Association on Monday urged the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court's order allowing an antitrust case to proceed against the Texas Medical Board, arguing that the board's proposed rule is an allowed exercise of state policy-making and thus immune from antitrust liability. Try to read it here or download a pdf here.
But, the bombshell is this.
Texas Medical Board dropped its appeal lawsuit citing "strategy."
Did Texas doctors lose by quitting?
Will Texas docs no longer oppose outside doctors treating Texas patients?
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