Texas Register, March 05, 2021 Volume: 46 Number: 10

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Texas Register
March 05, 2021
Volume: 46 Number: 10

1. Office of the Attorney General

  • Opinions re:
    • Opinion No. KP-0353: A physician is not necessarily required to provide supervision when delegating authority to a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

2. State Board of Dental Examiners

  • Emergency Rule re:
    • Amending 22 TAC §108.7 to establish minimum standards for safe dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services

  • Emergency Rule re:
    • Amending 40 TAC §47.25 to allow Primary Home Care (PHC), Community Attendant Services (CAS), and Family Care (FC) programs to conduct attendant orientation virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Amending 40 TAC §47.65 to allow Primary Home Care (PHC), Community Attendant Services (CAS), and Family Care (FC) program supervisors to virtually conduct supervisory visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. Texas Optometry Board

  • Proposed Rules re:
    • New 22 TAC §273.16, requiring licensees to cooperate with requests from the agency during an investigation and/or inspection.
    • Amending 22 TAC §275.2 to clarify continuing education requirements related to the human trafficking course.
    • Amending 22 TAC §279.16 to allow remote treatment of patients and establish related requirements.

5. Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

  • Adopted Rules re:
    • Amending 25 TAC §703.10 to require that grant recipients include certain information when referencing funding in a publication.
    • Amending 25 TAC §703.3 to clarify roles of key personnel in the grant application process.
    • Amending 25 TAC §703.26 to clarify reimbursement limitations for a grant recipient’s professional association membership fees.
  • Proposed Rules re:
    • Amending 25 TAC §702.19 to create an exception to the general communication prohibition during the grant application process.

6. Texas State Board of Pharmacy

  • Notices re:
    • Following official rule review, Board re-adopts rules regarding pharmacy services, classes of pharmacies, and pharmacy technicians.

7. Texas Department of State Health Services

  • In Addition re:
    • DSHS publishes decisions regarding the issuance, amendment or renewal of certain parties’ licensure for the possession and use of radioactive material for the first half of January 2021.
    • DSHS publishes decisions regarding the issuance, amendment or renewal of certain parties’ licensure for the possession and use of radioactive material for the second half of January 2021.

8. Texas Health and Human Services Commission

  • In Addition re:
    • HHSC will conduct a public hearing on proposed payments rates for HCBS – Adult Mental Health Supported Home Living and YES Waiver In-Home Respite.

Have a great week,

Phil Kim
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas
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