HB 453

83(R) - 2013
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Dawnna Dukes

Bill Caption

Relating to the application, renewal, and period of validity of a registration under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB453, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a positive impact of $3,077,000 through the biennium ending August 31, 2015. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 453 would lengthen the life of a controlled substance regristration for medical professionals and other applicable individuals. Currently these permits last for one year and carry a $25 renewals fee. HB 453 would change that to a three year permit with a $75 fee.

Analysis: HB 453 would lighten the regulatory burden placed on these medical professionals. If passed, HB 453 would allow medical professionals to spend less time dealing with this administrative duty and more time serving patients. It would also make it easier for medical professionals to avoid letting their permits expire.