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RULE §193.14Delegation Related to Obstetrical Services

(a) A physician may delegate to a physician assistant offering obstetrical services and certified by the board as specializing in obstetrics or an advanced practice registered nurse recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as a nurse midwife the act or acts of administering or providing controlled substances to the nurse midwife's or physician assistant's clients during intra-partum and immediate post-partum care. The physician shall not delegate the use of a prescription sticker or the use or issuance of an official prescription form relating to the prescription of Schedule II controlled substance as described under §481.075 of the Health and Safety Code.

(b) The delegation of authority to administer or provide controlled substances under this section must be under a physician's order, medical order, standing delegation order, prescriptive authority agreement, or protocol which shall require adequate and documented availability for access to medical care.

(c) The physician's orders, medical orders, standing delegation orders, prescriptive authority agreements, or protocols shall provide for reporting or monitoring of client's progress including complications of pregnancy and delivery and the administration and provision of controlled substances by the nurse midwife or physician assistant to the clients of the nurse midwife or physician assistant.

(d) The authority of a physician to delegate under this section is limited to:

  (1) seven nurse midwives or physician assistants or their full-time equivalents; and

  (2) the designated facility at which the nurse midwife or physician assistant provides care.

(e) The administering or providing of controlled substances under this section shall comply with other applicable laws.

(f) In this section, "provide" means to supply one or more unit doses of a controlled substance for the immediate needs of a patient not to exceed 48 hours.

(g) The controlled substance shall be supplied in a suitable container that has been labeled in compliance with the applicable drug laws and shall include the patient's name and address; the drug to be provided; the name, address, and telephone number of the physician; the name, address, and telephone number of the nurse midwife or physician assistant; and the date.

Source Note: The provisions of this §193.14 adopted to be effective November 7, 2013, 38 TexReg 7711

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