Scope of Practice


  • Fighting Against Scope Expansion, For Coverage Extension

    Watch TMA physicians once again fight against scope-of-practice expansion for therapeutic optometrists and stand up for uninterrupted coverage for children insured by Medicaid. Lawmakers also honored fallen physicians in a Capitol ceremony, and they gave preliminary approval to a medicine-backed plan to stop teen vaping.

  • Independent Prescribing for APRNs: A Bad Idea

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    The house of medicine sent a handful of its advocates into the ring to stop this year’s effort to give advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) more authority to perform medical acts without physician supervision.

    Read all of the Texas Legislative Hotlines here

    Legislative Hotline,
    for March 24, 2021

  • Scope of Practice Legislative Toolkit

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    Health care must be physician-led and team-based. Use TMA's toolkit to help stop scope of practice expansion.

    Scope Toolkit

  • TMA Legislative Hotline: Nurses Could Prescribe Under New Scope Bill


    Feb. 26, 2021


  • State Supreme Court Sides With Chiropractors on Neurological Test

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    The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that chiropractors can perform a diagnostic test used to evaluate a patient’s eye movements, a setback for medicine in a 10-year court battle.

    Get the Details Here  
  • I Won’t Take the Nurse Practitioners’ Bait

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    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is obviously intent on picking a fight with physicians. No thanks. We’ll take the high road, fully aware of the dangers of their plans, and stick with what we know is best for our patients: the physician-led health care team.

    TMA Details Concerns  
  • CRNAs Can’t Administer Anesthesia Unless Physician Delegates

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    The state attorney general has agreed with the Texas Medical Association in an official opinion that keeps certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) from administering anesthesia without physician delegation.

    Read the Attorney
    General's Opinion
  • Information on Delegation of Duties to NPPS

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    TMA has a number of tools to help physicians manage nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) properly.

    Review the Guidelines and Resources  
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