Senate Panel Backs CPRIT, "Scope-of-Practice" Bills

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday expressed its support for a bill to reform the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the “scope-of-practice” bill that would increase the prescriptive power of advanced practice nurses.

Both bills now will now go before the full Senate.

The CPRIT reform bill, Senate Bill 149, restructures CPRIT’s leadership staff and establishes measures to prevent conflicts of interest between CPRIT officials, CPRIT grantees and the CPRIT Foundation, a nonprofit association that supplements the salaries of CPRIT officials. Senators on the committee also adopted an amendment to remove the Attorney General and ...

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