Mission: The Texas College of Emergency Physicians exists to promote quality emergency care for all patients and to represent the professional interests of our members.

To the members of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians,

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. The unthinkable has now become a routine element in how we train, prepare and react. TCEP stands united with our Emergency Medicine family in Midland and Odessa.

Thank you for your service and know that your Emergency Medicine family has you in their thoughts as you process the tragic events of this weekend.

Hemant Vankawala, MD, FACEP
President, Texas College of Emergency Physicians

Message from the President - August 2019

The El Paso shooting continues to be on my mind. I spent three years training in emergency medicine in El Paso. My wife grew up in El Paso. My daughter frequently visits El Paso to spend time with her grandparents and cousins. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of hosting my first Board meeting as TCEP’s newest President, and I chose El Paso. Though there is much to share about the good work done by members of the board on behalf of doctors, our patients ...

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Legislative Update

By Theresa Tran, MD, MBA, FACEP
TCEP Legislative Committee Chair

With the session behind us, we are currently engaged in the rule making processes that pertain to new laws that have been passed.  For example, last month TCEP provided written commentary to the Texas Department of Insurance relating to the state’s new balance billing law.

The following outline recaps the bills which were signed into law, and which we will be working on throughout the interim...

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Dr. Theresa Tran (TCEP Government Relations Chair) with Governor Greg Abbott at the formal bill signing of SB 1264 relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out of network providers.