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Texas Medical Board
April 10, 2015

Psychiatrist Fermin Briones, Jr.

Psychiatrist Fermin Briones, Jr.


ON APRIL 10, 2015, THE BOARD AND FERMIN BRIONES, JR., M.D., ENTERED INTO AN AGREED ORDER PUBLICLY REPRIMANDING DR. BRIONES AND REQUIRING HIM TO WITHIN 30 DAYS UNDERGO AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATION AND FOLLOW ALL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CARE AND TREATMENT; WITHIN ONE YEAR AND THREE ATTEMPTS PASS THE MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE EXAM; WITHIN ONE YEAR COMPLETE AT LEAST 16 HOURS OF IN-PERSON CME, DIVIDED AS FOLLOWS: EIGHT HOURS IN ETHICS AND EIGHT HOURS IN HIPAA COMPLIANCE; AND PAY AND ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY OF $5,000 WITHIN 90 DAYS. THE BOARD FOUND DR. BRIONES ENGAGED IN UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BY HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A PATIENT AND CONTINUING TO HAVE INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT WITH THE PATIENT AFTER THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT ALLEGING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP HAD OCCURRED WITH THE PATIENT; AND VIOLATED STATE AND FEDERAL PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY LAWS THROUGH HIS FILING OF A LAWSUIT SEEKING A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE PATIENT.

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