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Monday, June 10, 2013

KEY TMA BILLS AWAIT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE

The 2013 Texas Legislature (the regular session that ended, not the special session on redistricting that is still ongoing) passed a huge portion of TMA’s 2013 legislative agenda. Now we’re waiting on Gov. Rick Perry to sign the bills into law. Some of the highlights include:
  • The 2014-15 state budget, which reverses cuts made in graduate medical education and women’s health services spending, and significantly increases mental health spending.
  • Our landmark bill that sets up a more collaborative, delegated practice among physicians and advanced practice nurses or physician assistants. It firmly establishes the physician-led medical team.
  • Our red-tape cutting package, which includes a new law to make it easier and faster for physicians to renew their Controlled Substances Registration permit as well as standard preauthorization forms for pharmacy and medical services. 

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