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For the duration of the Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration, the Governor has approved a temporary waiver of certain state requirements for prescription authority agreements (PAA) between supervising physicians and physician assistants and/or APRNs. Please note that any supervising physician(s) remain responsible for the conduct of the PAs and APRNs under their supervision.
The following now apply to PAAs:
The waiver pertains only to the prescription of dangerous drugs and not controlled substances.
a) verbally with an individual physician; or
b) if care is provided at a facility, evacuation center, or institutional setting it can be authorized under: a medication order, protocols, standing delegation order, or standing medical order for the facility or location by a physician or medical director overseeing delivery of healthcare services at such locations.
This waiver is temporary and is in effect only for the duration of the disaster declaration or until otherwise rescinded by the Governor.
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