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Agenda for Economic Vitality healthcare positions:

Advanced nurse practitioners and physicians assistants

  • Support legislation that would expand the ability of advanced nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to provide primary care and would reduce physician oversight requirements and other restrictions on their practice. Increase the supply of advanced nurse practitioners and physicians assistants by expanding educational opportunities and by improving the practice environment.

Graduate medical education

  • Support the creation of more Graduate Medical Education (GME) slots and additional GME program funding to ensure adequate residency training in Texas.


  • Support the expansion of telemedicine and oppose any increased restrictions on current, telemedicine laws. Support legislation that allows the commercial market the same, or greater, freedoms in this area that are found in the Medicaid program. Support the Federation of State Medical Board’s interstate compact for medical licensure.

Read the Agenda for Economic Vitality in its entirety.