Bill: SB 915 /Legislative Session: 87(R) Council Document: 87R 3775 BEE-F
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
Author: Hancock
Occupational Regulation–Health Occupations (I0540)
MEDICINE & PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (S7338)
NURSES & NURSE AIDES (S2704)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (S0081)
NURSING, TEXAS BOARD OF (V0776)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT BOARD, TEXAS (V0909)

Senator Whitmire,

I made a short blog post on my small business site: https://alerosa-enterprises.com/i-am-still-not-a-damn-doctor/ that speaks to my concerns.
Briefly, as your constituent and as a Physician Assistant that would be directly affected by this legislation, I hope that you will be an advocate for logic and fairness. This legislation puts NPs on equal footing with MDs and DOs despite the fact that they have not been educated or trained in the medical model and have fewer clinical hours than PAs. They have written themselves out from under the supervisory relationship with physicians and into independent practice, like in other states, with no logical reason why. NPs do not deserve carte blanche independent practice, nor do PAs deserve to be placed in shackles that bind both us and our SPs (Supervising Physicians).

I urge you to reject SB 915.

Thank you.


Maria Castro Calzada

PROUD Mother of 2 children in HISD schools (Lanier MS & Carnegie Vanguard HS); married to my high school sweetheart, Current CVHS PTO Board Member, Working full-time as a Certified Physician Assistant & Licensed Medical Provider for over 20 years in Infectious Diseases, Wound Care & 10 years in Hyperbaric Medicine. LGBTQ+ Ally, Girl Scout Co-Leader/First Aider 7 years, past PTO President 2009-2013, past HCDP Precinct Chair 2012-2015, Harris County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, JoltInitiative.org Volunteer, 1st Generation American, Bilingual Spanish Speaker, Small Business Owner, UT Football Fan, Lifetime Texas Ex, Lover of South American red wines and American South Bourbons.

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