Texas Jurisprudence Prep Course (Medicine, MD)

This jurisprudence exam prep course has been designed by a practicing MD in Texas who graduated from the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine 

Birth Certificates

A patient in the ICU dies and the physician soon pronounces him dead. Within how many days after the patient’s death must a death certificate be issued?

  • Immediately
  • 1 day
  • 5 days
  • 10 days
  • 30 days

Bloodborne Pathogens

A surgeon is diagnosed with HIV. She would like to continue to perform “exposure prone” procedures. Under what criteria may he continue to perform these procedures?

  • She seeks counsel from an expert panel
  • The hospital issues practice guidelines
  • The physician informs and gets consent from the patient
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Physicians licensed in Texas need to maintain CME requirements in order to maintain licensure. Requirements for all physicians include:

  • 60 hours of CME every 2 years
  • At least 2 hours of ethics/professional responsibility education
  • All hours must be in formal category 1/1A approved courses
  • 10 hours of pain management
  • All of the above


To correct an error in medical documentation, a physician must:

  • Draw a single line through the mistake
  • Initial and date next to the mistake
  • Clearly mark the correction
  • Use white-out to completely remove the error
  • A, B, and C only

The Texas Medical Board mandates that physicians keep medical records that are:

  • Complete
  • Contemporaneous
  • Electronic
  • Legible
  • A, B, and D

License Renewal

A physician who left Texas 5 years ago is planning on returning to the state. He did not renew his license while he was out of the state but he is planning to take a new job in the state. What will he need to do in order to get a Texas Medical License?

  • Pay a $75 fine
  • Pay a $150 dollar fine
  • Submit a new application for a license without taking jurisprudence exam
  • Submit a new application for a license and retake jurisprudence exam
  • None of the above

New Laws

A physician serving a medically underserved population may enter into a prescriptive authority agreement with how many APRNs and PAs?

  • Unlimited
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 9

Notifiable Conditions

A physician seeing a patient in clinic suspects him to have active TB disease. You are required to report this to the local or regional health department within how many dates?

  • Immediately
  • Within 1 day
  • Within 7 days
  • Within 30 days
  • None of the above

Physician Dispensing

A physician may give out free samples as long as they:

  • Adhere to a course of treatment
  • Are properly labeled
  • Are un-tampered with
  • Are free of charge
  • All of the above

Physician Partnerships

A physician is interested in pursuing a limited liability corporation with other healthcare providers. He is in negotiations with an optometrist, podiatrist and a psychologist. Which type of professional is he legally prevented from partnering with?

  • Optometrists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • All of the above
  • None of the above


A physician from another state who would like to treat patients in Texas via telemedicine needs to do which of the following:

  • Obtain a special telemedicine license in Texas
  • Take the Texas jurisprudence exam
  • Be licensed in their home state
  • Be board certified by an ABMS approved specialty
  • All of the above

Texas Medical Board

The Texas Medical Board mandates that physicians keep medical records that are:

  • Complete
  • Contemporaneous
  • Electronic
  • Legible
  • A, B and D

Texas Medical Practice Act

The Texas Medical Practice Act governs the practice of licensed physicians in Texas. This law applies to which of the following additional groups:

  • Physicians providing non-compensated emergency care
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Out-of-state physicians practicing telemedicine
  • Medical Students

Worker's Compensation

Any physician licensed in Texas may see Worker’s Compensation patients on an ongoing basis as long as not specifically excluded from the Worker’s Compensation system?

  • True
  • False