Conrad Murray Likely To Lose Texas Medical License

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – A jail term is in the future for Dr. Conrad Murray after his conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

He’s also likely to lose his Texas medical license.

Murray has been based in Houston for several years.  He has had a Texas medical license since 2005.

In April 2010, the Texas Medical Board put a restriction on Murray’s medical license which prohibited him from using Propofol “or any other heavy sedatives.”  It also blocked him from prescribing or administering general anesthetics.

In its order, the TMB said it was enacting the restriction because of the criminal charges against Murray in California.

Murray was convicted of using the sedative Propofol inappropriately, which led to Jackson’s death.

Now that Murray has been convicted, the TMB will probably revoke Murray’s license altogether.  That’s what the board typically does when doctors are convicted of similar charges.

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  • Richard

    According to the annual survey of 4800 Hospitals Nationwide by The American Hospital Association, TX is known for having the worst healthcare in the nation. Touching on what happened here, its best hospital, “injuring or killing nine times as many patients, in events unrelated ti their original admission, as the average hospital in America.” In 2005 and 2006, Perry enticed all sorts of quack doctors, like this guy, and nurses to come to TX with reduced malpractice rates, and laws that make it almost impossible to sue a doctor in this State… I was killed, three times, by another of the quack doctors, and his “impaired nurse” (By her own description), that we have here in TX, in 2008, at that “Best Hospital” in the State. So I know from first-hand experience the dangers of Texas Healthcare… We are better off with no medicine that what Perry has created for us.

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  • NiteNurse

    I think a felony conviction changes a “likely” to “will” when it comes to losing his medical license. I feel it’s also interesting how the family and the fans have turned an obvious addict like Michael Jackson into a victim with no responsibility in causing his own death. Jackson was a wealthy addict who wasn’t going to stop until he found doctors who he could corrupt with money. Jackson took a doctor who could still be helping patients and ruined his life. Murray made a deal with the devil and now he’s paying for it.

    • Anna Mae Rooks

      Murray knew of Jackson’s history with addiction, but he was greedy (like most doctors) and made the conscious decision to supply Jackson with Propofol. As a doctor, he was fully aware of the dangers of his actions, but he was willing to put Jackson’s life on the line for money

      Based on the way the Texas Medical Board operates, more than likely Murray will pay a token fine and may be required to take a few hours of continuing medical education, then it’s business as usual for him. Haven’t you heard that “Texas perteks its doctors.”

      • NiteNurse

        Anna I spoke with a few doctors and they all agree that a felony conviction means you automatically lose your license.

  • tlm

    I think it was a no win situation for everybody involved. One man dead, one sent to prison – it’s an awful thing. I know that Murray killed MJ but he didn’t do it intentionally – MJ was his meal ticket. It’s just sad for everybody involved.

  • Anna Mae Rooks

    Murray isn’t the only killer doctor in the country; there are many more just like him and I hope that his conviction will open the door to justice to others who died as a result of recklessness, gross negligence, and/or incompetence.

    One of Murrray’s attorneys remarked “If it weren’t Michael Jackson, we wouldn’t even be here.” WHY NOT? Is justice and accountability limited to the rich and famous?

    I am preparing to file criminally negligent homicide charges against two San Antonio doctors who killed my son. The evidence is abundant and it speaks for itself. Even the village idiot could read his medical records and know exactly what happened. The total disregard for my son’s safety and life has crossed from mere negligence to criminality. His killers should not be able to hide behind their medical license.

    • Richard

      AMR: I wish you luck! As I touch on above all sorts of Federal & State Laws were violated in my case – putting me in a 28-day coma where I died 3 times – including being pronounced dead the third time only to be discovered barely alive 4 hours later when my housemate came in to make arrangements for my body… Perry has made it literally illegal to sue many doctors, nurses and hospitals in our state, and so costly to for so little return under the lowest Tort Limits in the world, that no attorney will take you case either way… I too have tried to get “The Feds” involved… As we speak, HHS’ Office of Civil Rights is investigating this thing… BUT, I doubt they will do anything… TX is stuck with the worst healthcare in the nation by far, and I think we just have to live and die with it at this point…

      • Anna Mae Roooks

        RICHARD: We extend an invitation to join our group “Med/Mal Victims United.” Our objective is to call attention to the very poor health care in Texas and work for justice and accountability. Please email

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