1873
Written by Chris Dalrymple, DC   
Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:39 PM

“'The first modern medical practice act was passed in Texas in 1873,’ and by 1905, 39 states were again licensing physicians. Twenty-two of these states required practitioners to pass a licensing examination."

A new Medical Practice law was structured in 1873 and in 1875 the basic law took shape.  It was amended and penal provisions added in 1876 and again in 1879, to include “offer and attempt to practice” under its code.  


Sources:  The Physician's Perspective on Medical Law, Volume 2

 http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/medical-board-history

The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas, Chapter 12.  By: Walter Rhodes D.C.; Texas Chiropractic Association, Austin, Texas, 1978