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.
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.
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Feb. 26, 2021
At the 2020 Texas Medical Association Advocacy Retreat on Saturday, Debra Patt, MD, chair of TMA’s Council on Legislation, laid out a preview of medicine’s top legislative priorities for the upcoming session.
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.
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.
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.
TMA has a number of tools to help physicians manage nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) properly.
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