TMA is working to support bills important to physicians and their patients, and to stop those that interfere with the patient/physician relationship.
Often TMA creates flyers to educate lawmakers on why we believe the bill is good for medicine or harmful. Here are the ones created so far during the 2023 legislative session.
House Bill 4404 APRN Compact Bill Is a Scope Expansion Bill
House Bill 4404 is not what it seems. The legislation purports to simplify licensure and promote portability for advanced practice registered nurses by creating a new interstate compact – but what it really does is preempt Texas’ scope-of-practice laws by removing physician oversight of the health care team.
APRN Compact, House Bill 4404, 88th Texas Legislature FAQs
Several bills relating to compacts for different types of health care professionals have been considered and reported from the Texas House Committee on Public Health. How is this Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact different?
House Bill 81 Holds Physicians Responsible for a Third Party's Actions
House Bill 81 redefines the established legal framework for informed consent by making physicians financially liable for the conduct of a third party.
Senate Bill 177 Holds Physicians Responsible for a Third Party’s Actions
Senate Bill 177 redefines the established legal framework for informed consent by making physicians financially liable for the conduct of a third party.
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Last Updated On
April 18, 2023
Originally Published On
March 23, 2023