Doctor forbidden any contact with patients
at its meeting late last month.
The board’s order says that Murphy denied the accusation but agreed to have his license permanently inactivated in Colorado because he no longer lives there, no longer treats patients and does not intend to return to clinical practice, said his lawyer, Michael Sharp of Austin.
The Texas board restricted Murphy from practicing “in any capacity that involves direct or indirect patient contact,” its order says.
He is permitted to review patient charts and consult with other health care providers “so long as (he) is not physically in the room with patients,” the order says.
Sharp said that Murphy “did not contest the Texas board action because Texas is required to take action in response to another state’s disciplinary action.”
Murphy, an anesthesiologist, owns a physician education company called MSN Education LLC and “hasn’t practiced clinical medicine in over two years,” Sharp added.