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Rules & Regulations

What are rules and regulations and why do they matter to you as a nurse practitioner?

Every biennium, the Texas legislature considers and passes bills that amend Texas law. Once a bill passes, though, this is not the end of the process. Following the passage of legislation, regulatory agencies such as the Texas Board of Nursing or the Texas Medical Board must promulgate rules to fill in the details of the law so it can be implemented and enforced. As a nurse practitioner, you are required to not only know the Nursing Practice Act and laws that pertain to your scope of practice, but you are also responsible for knowing and understanding the rules that govern your profession.

TNP members may click here, login and see a detailed list of adopted rules impacting APRNs. Below is a list of areas under which some of these new rules and regulations fall.

  • Prescribing
  • Delegation
  • Practice
  • Continuing Education
  • Licensure
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