The Courier of Montgomery County, September 23, 2010

A dispute over how Texas emergency room doctors become board certified could affect the rest of the country, experts say.

At issue is the training emergency physicians are required to have in order to advertise as board certified, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

The primary certifying body has been the American Board of Medical Specialties, a 76-year-old association that in 1988 began requiring emergency doctors fulfill a specialized three-year residency.

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