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RULE §188.1Purpose

These rules are promulgated under the authority Medical Practice Act Title 3, Subtitle B, Tex. Occ. Code and the Licensed Perfusionist Act, Texas Occupations Code Annotated Chapter 603. The purpose of these rules is to establish procedures and standards for the training, education, licensing, and discipline of persons performing perfusion in this state so as to establish an orderly system of regulating the practice of perfusion in a manner which protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Nothing in these rules and regulations shall be construed to relieve the supervising or ordering physician of the professional or legal responsibility for the care and treatment of his or her patients. In addition, nothing in these rules and regulations shall be construed to require licensure as a perfusionist for those individuals who are exempted, under §603.004 of the Act.

Source Note: The provisions of this §188.1 adopted to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4828

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