I am writing today with some good news from Corpus Christi, Texas where I will be presenting at the Advancing Nursing Practice Conference presented by the Coastal Bend Advanced Practice Nursing Group.
Late Friday evening, Governor Rick Perry signed SB 406 into law. The effective date of the bill is November 1, 2013. That date was chosen because the Board of Nursing, Board of Medicine and Board of Physician Assistants will have all been able to meet on at least two occasions and will, by then, have had enough time to promulgate and pass rules necessary for each to implement the law.
Thank you to all TNP members who took the time to email, call, and make visits to their legislators in support of the bill. In the very near future, we will be back up and at it as we prepare for the 2015 legislative session.