Last year, the Texas Legislature passed legislation that replaces site-based requirements for the delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority for nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) with a framework of delegation and supervision that uses customizable prescriptive authority agreements.
To reflect these recent changes in legislation, TMA has released an updated second edition of the best-selling publication Nonphysician Practitioners: Hiring, Billing, and Delegation of Duties for a Nonphysician Practitioner. The publication provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive information about the qualifications, supervision requirements, and practical aspects of contracting, credentialing, and billing for nonphysician practitioners. Click here to order the publication.
The prescribing of drugs and devices is a large part of the practice of medicine. While you may delegate the prescribing and ordering of drugs or devices to NPPs when appropriate, you must always supervise any delegation appropriately in accordance with the standard of care.
Action, March 14, 2014