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Current law does not require an anesthesiologist assistant to obtain a license in order to provide an anesthesia care plan under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesiologist in Texas.
This bill would amend the Occupations Code by requiring the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to prescribe application requirements for a license in order to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant. TMB would be responsible for developing an approved program for mandatory continuing education courses. TMB would also be responsible for adopting rules to include scope of practice requirements and limitations. Procedures under Subtitle B, Title 3, that govern license or registration renewal, complaints, and disciplinary actions would apply to an anesthesiologist assistant in the same manner the provisions apply to a physician.