TAPA posted the following information on their website regarding the proposed rule change listed in my last blog post: As of this writing, I do not know if there has been a vote to adopt the proposal by the Texas MB. If you have not responded, please (respectfully) voice your concerns by sending a message to the link listed below in this paste from the TAPA website.
We have learned that the Texas Medical Board will be postponing the adoption of rule 193.21 until at least the late Spring or early Summer.
This rule would have removed the ability for a physician to delegate the reading, interpretation and diagnosis of medical conditions based on radiologic studies- thereby making a significantly negative impact on the practice of PAs across the state.
There will be a stakeholder meeting later this Spring regarding this rule, and you can be assured that TAPA will be present to make sure PA practice is protected.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted the Texas Medical Board about this rule so far! You can continue to contact them at the address they have provided- firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll continue to monitor this situation closely, and will provide more information as it becomes available.