|(a) A physician shall not be liable for the act or
acts of a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse
solely on the basis of having signed an order, a standing medical
order, a standing delegation order, a prescriptive authority agreement,
or other order or protocol, authorizing a physician assistant or advanced
practice registered nurse to administer, provide, prescribe or order
a drug or device, unless the physician has reason to believe the physician
assistant or advanced practice registered nurse lacked the competency
to perform the act or acts.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section,
delegating physicians remain responsible to the Board and to their
patients for acts performed under the physician's delegated authority.
(c) Any physician authorizing standing delegation orders
or standing medical orders which authorize the exercise of independent
medical judgment or treatment shall be subject to having his or her
license to practice medicine in the State of Texas revoked or suspended
under §§164.001, 164.052, and 164.053 of the Act.