- Funding to expand GME slots received a $40 million boost;
- Texas’ Controlled Substance Permit will be eliminated as of Sept. 1, 2016;
- Absolutely none of the proposed dangerous expansions of mid-level practitioners’ scope of practice passed;
- Two priorities of TMA’s Behavioral Health Task Force won approval;
- TMA stopped several bills that would have banned balance billing for out-of-network services;
- E-cigarette sales to minors were outlawed; and
- Physicians’ annual $200 occupation tax was repealed.
For more details, look for a special issue of Action later this week, a video wrap-up in Friday’s TMA Legislative News Hotline, and a full review of the session in the August issue of Texas Medicine.