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CS/CS/SB 894: Physician Assistants

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Health Policy ; Diaz

Physician Assistants; Revising legislative intent; defining and redefining terms; revising a limitation on the number of physician assistants a physician may supervise at one time; deleting a requirement that a physician assistant inform his or her patients that they have the right to see a physician before the physician assistant prescribes or dispenses a prescription; authorizing physician assistants to procure drugs and medical devices; revising requirements for a certain formulary; authorizing physician assistants to authenticate documents that may be authenticated by a physician, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/26/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 431 -SJ 679
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/28/2021 Senate • Filed
    2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 101
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 101
    3/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/17/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    3/17/2021 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 7 NAYS 3 -SJ 282
    3/19/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
    3/23/2021 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 283
    4/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/08/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    4/8/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 465
    4/12/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
    4/21/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/21/21, 4:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 17 NAYS 3 -SJ 642
    4/22/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/21 -SJ 720
    • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 643
    4/26/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 679
    • Substituted CS/CS/HB 431 -SJ 679
    • Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 431 -SJ 679

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  • CS/CS/SB 894, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/22/2021 at 4:51 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 4/22/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 431 (er) Physician Assistants Rommel Similar Last Action: 6/18/2021 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    H 1299 Autonomous Physician Assistants Rizo Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    324598 - Amendment
    Before line 34 insert:
    Jones 4/23/2021
    9:41 AM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/26/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    382.008 Death, fetal death, and nonviable birth registration. Page 25 (pdf)
    394.463 Involuntary examination. Page 27 (pdf)
    401.45 Denial of emergency treatment; civil liability. Page 30 (pdf)
    458.347 Physician assistants. Page 2 (pdf)
    459.022 Physician assistants. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 894, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/19/2021 at 8:28 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Pre-Meeting) 4/7/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Post-Meeting) 4/12/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 4/21/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations PCS 282916 (Pre-Meeting) 4/21/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 431 (e1) Practice of Physician Assistants Rommel Compare Last Action: 6/18/2021 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    H 1299 Autonomous Physician Assistants Rizo Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee

    Proposed Committee Substitutes (1)

    PCS and Amendments Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    282916 - Proposed Committee Substitute Appropriations 4/12/2021
    4:19 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/22/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 254840 - Amendment (282916)
    Delete lines 159 - 535 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Diaz)
    4/21/2021
    2:26 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/22/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    556138 - Amendment
    Delete lines 104 - 575 and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
    (Diaz)
    4/7/2021
    9:23 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/8/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    4/8/2021 9:00 AM Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services 9 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/21/2021 4:30 PM Appropriations 17 Yeas - 3 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    382.008 Death, fetal death, and nonviable birth registration. Page 25 (pdf)
    394.463 Involuntary examination. Page 27 (pdf)
    401.45 Denial of emergency treatment; civil liability. Page 29 (pdf)
    458.347 Physician assistants. Page 2 (pdf)
    459.022 Physician assistants. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • SB 894, Original Filed Version Posted 1/28/2021 at 8:18 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Health Policy (Pre-Meeting) 3/16/2021 (pdf)
    Health Policy (Post-Meeting) 3/19/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 431 Practice of Physician Assistants Rommel Compare Last Action: 6/18/2021 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    H 1299 Autonomous Physician Assistants Rizo Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    767294 - Amendment
    Delete lines 48 - 1238 and insert:
    Health Policy
    (Diaz)
    3/15/2021
    4:42 PM
    Withdrawn
    3/17/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    188076 - Amendment
    Delete lines 48 - 1238 and insert:
    Health Policy
    (Diaz)
    3/15/2021
    6:07 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/17/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/17/2021 9:00 AM Health Policy 7 Yeas - 3 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    382.008 Death, fetal death, and nonviable birth registration. Page 43 (pdf)
    394.463 Involuntary examination. Page 46 (pdf)
    401.45 Denial of emergency treatment; civil liability. Page 48 (pdf)
    458.347 Physician assistants. Page 2 (pdf)
    459.022 Physician assistants. Page 24 (pdf)

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