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Prolonged investigations of doctors in Texas leave patients in the dark | KXAN.com

Prolonged investigations of doctors in Texas leave patients in the dark | KXAN.com: ust last year, Texas lawmakers completed a two-year top-to-bottom review of the Texas Medical Board. The legislature’s Sunset Review Commission was trying to ultimately determine whether the TMB should continue to exist. It’s a process all state agencies go through every decade.The Commission’s report shows a list of six items listed as “Issues” the Commission was looking to correct within the TMB, none of which appear to have dealt with investigation timelines.Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale, was tasked with authoring and filing the TMB’s Sunset Review legislation by the end of the 2017 legislative session. Source: TTLA E-Clips Prolonged investigations of doctors in Texas leave patients in the dark | KXAN.com

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discloses $84,000 in gifts for his legal defense in 2017 | The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discloses $84,000 in gifts for his legal defense in 2017 | The Texas Tribune: Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been fighting securities fraud charges for most of his first term, collected $84,000 in gifts last year to help pay for his legal defense, he says in a newly released financial disclosure statement.That means he has now gotten a total of over $630,000 for his legal defense from people he has described over the past three years as family friends or others who are not covered by state bribery laws. The $84,000 that Paxton received in 2017 is much less than he received for his legal defense in the two previous years: nearly $218,000 in 2016 and over $329,000 in 2015. Source: TTLA E-Clips Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discloses ,000 in gifts for his legal defense in 2017 | The Texas Tribune

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Lawsuit: Prairie View A&M coach helped student accused of sexual assault flee Texas – Houston Chronicle

Lawsuit: Prairie View A&M coach helped student accused of sexual assault flee Texas – Houston Chronicle: A Prairie View A&M University coach — asked to help a female athlete who said she’d been sexually assaulted on campus — instead bought the accused male athlete a plane ticket to leave the state before he could be arrested, according to a federal lawsuit. Source: TTLA E-Clips Lawsuit: Prairie View A&M coach helped student accused of sexual assault flee Texas – Houston Chronicle

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Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care: Is this the exception or the rule?In an eye-opening exclusive reported by CNN, it was revealed that former Aetna Medical Director, Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, admitted under oath that “he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.” Source: TTLA E-Clips Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

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