Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 483.022
Practitioner’s Designated Agent; Practitioner’s Responsibilities


A practitioner shall provide in writing the name of each designated agent as defined by Section 483.001 (Definitions)(4)(A) and (C), and the name of each healthcare facility which employs persons defined by Section 483.001 (Definitions)(4)(B).


The practitioner shall maintain at the practitioner’s usual place of business a list of the designated agents or healthcare facilities as defined by Section 483.001 (Definitions)(4).


The practitioner shall provide a pharmacist with a copy of the practitioner’s written authorization for a designated agent as defined by Section 483.001 (Definitions)(4) on the pharmacist’s request.


This section does not relieve a practitioner or the practitioner’s designated agent from the requirements of Subchapter A (Definitions), Chapter 562 (Practice by License Holder), Occupations Code.


A practitioner remains personally responsible for the actions of a designated agent who communicates a prescription to a pharmacist.


A practitioner may designate a person who is a licensed vocational nurse or has an education equivalent to or greater than that required for a licensed vocational nurse to communicate prescriptions of an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant authorized by the practitioner to sign prescription drug orders under Subchapter B (Definitions), Chapter 157 (Authority of Physician to Delegate Certain Medical Acts), Occupations Code.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 201, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 237, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 789, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 428, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.797, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Source: Section 483.022 — Practitioner's Designated Agent; Practitioner's Responsibilities, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­483.­htm#483.­022 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 483.022’s source at texas​.gov