With input from TMA, the 2013 Texas Legislature simplified the process by which physicians supervise and delegate to nonphysician practitioners (NPPs). These changes define a prescriptive authority agreement as a separate and distinct arrangement, and scrap the definition of medically underserved area. These changes will enable physicians to lead physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses more effectively in collaborative practice.
TMA's new evening seminar, NPP Regulations: Rules You Need to Know, will teach you and your staff about the new required prescriptive authority agreements, quality assurance plans, and more. Physicians, NPPs, and office managers should all attend to learn their altered responsibilities under the new supervision framework and how to avoid legal pitfalls. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during check-in, and all attendees will receive a sample prescriptive authority agreement.
Can't attend in person? On May 15, TMA will webcast this seminar over the Internet. You can watch and participate just like you would in person.
To reflect recent changes in the law, TMA has released an updated second edition of its best-selling publication Nonphysician Practitioners: Hiring, Billing, and Delegation of Duties for a Nonphysician Practitioner. Contact TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1415, if you recently purchased the first edition of this publication.
Visit the TMA Education Center to attend a live seminar in your area, register for the May 15 live webcast seminar, or purchase the publication.
Action, May 2, 2014