Archive, September 2014.
In late 2013, the Texas legislature passed SB 406, which changed the way physicians can delegate the authority to prescribe drugs or devices to midlevel practitioners, such as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs). Physicians should make sure they understand these new rules to protect their medical licenses.
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A nurse who has been issued a Texas Board of Nursing Order for violating the Nursing Practice Act faces a great deal of uncertainty about the impact of the Order on his or her nursing license. But a new pilot program, the Knowledge, Skills, Training, Assessment and Research (KSTAR) Pilot Program, allows some nurses to correct any deficiencies in their nursing practice. The program also ensures nurses meet minimum competency by successfully completing the program and can prevent recurring problems stemming from future violations.
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A complaint to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) can result in the suspension or revocation of your license to practice dentistry. It also comes with stress and uncertainty as a result of the potentially devastating consequences to your livelihood.
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Social media can be a valuable tool for medical professionals to find and discuss medical information, such as articles in medical journals or clinical research. But while social media can have important positive uses by members of the medical community, it can also carry risks.
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