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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Wednesday, January 6 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
The Uber Debate of Health Care: Telemedicine and Texas

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In April 2015, the Texas Medical Board issued a rule that made Texas the most restrictive state in the country for the regulation of telemedicine. In response, Teladoc, a major telemedicine firm based in Dallas, filed a federal lawsuit against TMB. This came on the heels of a SCOTUS ruling in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC that will likely have major implications for the future of telemedicine regulation in Texas and across the country.


Moderators
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Kate Murphy

Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the Center for Health Care Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Kate E. Murphy is a Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. | | Kate interned for Justice Johnson at the Texas Supreme Court. She was also a Judge K.K. Legett Fellow. As part of the program Kate interned at the Washington Legal Foundation where she drafted arguments that were included in amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Foundation... Read More →

Speakers
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Mari Robinson, J.D.

Executive Director, Texas Medical Board
 Mari Robinson is the Executive Director for the Texas Medical Board, an agency she joined in 2001. Prior to joining the agency, she worked for a short time in private practice in the area of civil litigation as well as for the Texas Attorney General’s Office. In her current role, Ms. Robinson oversees the Texas Medical Board in general, as well as in particular the legal and administrative issues within the agency. She has a law... Read More →
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Dr. Elliot Justin

CEO, Justin MD, LLC
Dr. Elliot Justin is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine specialist with over 30 years of experience as a physician, departmental director, and corporate leader. He is the founder and CMO of SwiftMD, a telemedicine firm that provides on-demand access to physicians, and in 2008, Dr. Justin established Pegasus Emergency Group, his third successful venture in emergency medicine services, which he sold in 2014. He trained in... Read More →
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Commissioner Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Sid Miller is serving as the 12th Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, with his first term beginning in January 2015. Commissioner Miller brings a wealth of knowledge to the Texas Department of Agriculture. He is recognized as one of the state’s most dynamic and effective conservative leaders, as well as one of the state’s staunchest defenders of constitutional freedoms. | | During his six terms as a member of the Texas House of... Read More →
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Dr. Billy Philips

Executive Vice President and Director, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
Dr. Philips is the Executive Vice President and Director for the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  He is Professor of Family and Community Medicine.  In addition to his other duties, he is responsible for the direction, implantation, and overall programming of telemedicine for the multi-campus Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is also the principal... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Meeting Room 616

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