HB 2267

84(R) - 2015
House Public Health
House Public Health
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

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Sarah Davis

Bill Caption

Relating to the requirement to obtain a license to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2267, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a positive impact of $54,162 through the biennium ending August 31, 2017.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Establishing an occupational licensing requirement would obstruct our free market and limited government principles by increasing the regulatory burden for anesthesiologist assistants. We oppose HB 2267.