SB 505

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Bob Deuell

Bill Caption

Relating to an exemption from the licensing requirement for certain persons who measure or fit orthoses under the supervision of certain licensed health care practitioners.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 505 would exempt a person who measures or fits an orthosis under the supervision of a physician licensed and practicing under Subtitle B, Chapter 605, Occupations code from having to obtain a license. This exemption does not apply to a custom-fabricated device if its measuring and fitting requires substantial clinical judgement, as determined by the treating physician.

Analysis: We support SB 505 because it limits a licensing burden. This limits government and promotes free markets by reducing the amount of regulations that a person who measures or fits an orthosis has to comply with.