BRADY, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Right to Know (TRTK): Every 10 to 15 years Texas agencies are evaluated on the performance of their duties by the Texas Sunset Commission. Currently, several of the health care regulatory and license boards for medical physicians, chiropractors, dental, nursing boards, etc. are currently under review by the Sunset Commission. Many health care practitioners complain of unjust treatment and gross lack of due process from the Texas Medical Board, resulting in legal bills totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars for their defense and in some cases the loss of their licenses. In spite of these complaints, the TMB's November 2, 2016Sunset Staff Commission Report stated, " Sunset staff did not detect any obvious indications of bias in favor of or against any type of practitioner." The Sunset Staff Commission Report's denial of any problems is troubling in light of the many complaints coming from the integrative medicine and alternative health care community and the number of lawsuits the board is involved. Evidently, discrimination by the TMB is not limited to practitioners. An email from a Lyme disease support group organizer stated, " The TMB Executive Director has stated in open session meetings that they are making a great effort to reduce the number of complaint investigations and are having great success in this way. In particular, almost every complaint filed regarding Lyme or Tick Borne Disease has been returned to the complainant as "non-jurisdictional." As the TMB spends untold tax payer's dollars on frivolous investigations of practitioners where there are no patient complaints, no patients harmed and no suspicious practices involving prescription abuse, they return valid complaints by the public claiming "non-jurisdiction." Other threats are coming from the Texas Medical Association (TMA), a physician medical society, who propose policies which would infringe on Texans' medical treatment options. One instance is the case where the TMA filed suit against Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) to deny chiropractors the ability to diagnose patient conditions. Inability to make a diagnosis prevents chiropractors' ability to bill insurance on behalf of their patients for their services. The original case sided with the TBCE. The TMA won their appeal with ruling issued by Judge Rhonda Hurley of the 353 Judicial Court in Travis County. The court also specified that the definitions of "musculoskeletal system" to include "nerves," "subluxation complex" as a "neuromusculoskeletal condition," and use of the term "diagnosis" by TBCE in its rules all exceed the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Occupations Code. The TBCE has appealed. Should the TMA versus TBCE court case be awarded as TMA proposes, patients would need a physician's referral for certain chiropractic procedures. This ruling and other actions of the TMA is moving Texans' treatment options toward an allopathic, medical monopoly.