Answers to prescriptive authority FAQs

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Answers to prescriptive authority FAQs

posted 1.15.14

With last year’s passage of Senate Bill 406 by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, prescriptive authority regulations have changed significantly, streamlining the requirements for physicians delegating that authority to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Now the Texas Medical Board has released a useful set of answers to frequently asked questions about the new regulations.

The FAQs can be found on the TMB website at Questions are organized into five groups – general questions, prescriptive authority agreements, facility based practices, nurse anesthetists, and controlled substances.

The new law, which TAFP helped craft with Sen. Nelson and the Texas Medical Association, went into effect Nov. 1, 2013. To read more about those changes and S.B. 406, see this Nov. 20, 2013 TAFP news story.