HB 3816 was heard yesterday by the Public Health Committee in the Texas House. This bill can be reviewed at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB3816.
The bill does a number of things that makes complaints more difficult, gives a physician right of access to information, places a 4 year statute of limitations on standard of care complaints, creates a watch-dog committee over the Board, required a physician to the Executive Director and many, many other things.
The Austin-American Statesman ran a story on the hearings. http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/04/15/0415medboard.html