From the people who brought you "Grandma and the Big, Bad SGR."
Our landmark scope bill that sets up a more collaborative, delegated practice among physicians and advanced practice nurses or physician assistants is now law. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed Senate Bill 406 by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) and Representative Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham). The law firmly establishes the physician-led medical team, allows all involved to practice at their level of education and training, and places more authority and responsibility on the physician to supervise. TMA never deviated from the core principle that diagnosing and prescribing remain the practice of medicine. Now we have a process and a model for future scope-of-practice discussions.
This amusing little video demonstrates how Texas physicians and allied health practitioners turned a non-stop legislative battle into a joint bid for common goals.
And in case you forgot how much fun it was, here's the link to the original "Grandma" video.