Doc­tor for­bid­den any con­tact with pa­tients

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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.

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