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Monday, April 22, 2013

SOME QUICK LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

  • Thanks to last week’s TMA witnesses at the Capitol. In addition to Dr. Curran, Austin internist Howard Marcus, MD, and David Bryant, MD, a Dallas anesthesiologist, testified.
  • The Senate passed Senate Bill 303 by Sen. Bob Deuell, MD (R-Greenville), our end-of-life bill; and Senate Bill 822 by Sen. Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), our bill to regulate silent PPOs.
  • The House also approved legislation to ban texting while driving — House Bill 63 by Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland).

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