Legislature fails to make sensible fixes [TX]
"Lawmakers failed to enact common-sense reforms that would allow nurse practitioners to take on more of the duties now assigned to doctors — duties they're more than qualified to perform.
'There will be no form of a nurse-practitioner bill making it this session,' says John Davidson of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 'And that's entirely because of the intractability of the Texas Medical Association. It acts as a cartel, protecting doctors at the expense of the health of Texans.'
Meanwhile, he notes, the list of other states that have made these reforms continues to grow."