Bill Text: TX HB387 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to submission of reports by an advanced practice registered nurse under the workers' compensation system.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-16 - Filed [HB387 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB387-Introduced.html
  86R3025 KKR-D
 
  By: Cortez H.B. No. 387
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to submission of reports by an advanced practice
  registered nurse under the workers' compensation system.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 408.025(a-1), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a-1)  A treating doctor may delegate to a physician
  assistant who is licensed to practice in this state under Chapter
  204, Occupations Code, or an advanced practice registered nurse who
  is licensed to practice in this state under Chapter 301,
  Occupations Code, the authority to complete and sign a work status
  report regarding an injured employee's ability to return to
  work.  The delegating treating doctor is responsible for the acts
  of the physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse
  under this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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