The Deadman Night Rider

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

An editorial this week in the Harlingen Valley Star praises a bill in session now that would make physician expert witnesses from out of state subject to the authority of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners before they can take the witness stand or submit testimony in Texas.

The Board would then be able to sanction out-of-state doctors who provide intentionally false, deceptive, or misstated evidence or opinions in the same way they can discipline Texas-resident expert witnesses. One wonders why such a loophole has been allowed to exist, particularly in light of stories such as this from New Jersey. The law described here appears to try to shield doctors from liability or consequence from expert testimony.


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