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RULE §193.5Physician Liability for Delegated Acts and Enforcement

(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.

Source Note: The provisions of this §193.5 adopted to be effective November 7, 2013, 38 TexReg 7711

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