Category Archives: Public Health

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Some telehealth regulations waived for COVID-19 response

Gov. Abbott earlier this month announced temporary waivers of certain telehealth regulations for physicians, speech language pathologists, and audiologists to increase Texans’ access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The waivers expanded on a March 17 directive to the Texas … Continue reading

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More health-related licensing regulations waived for COVID-19 response

On April 5, Gov. Abbott announced more temporary waivers of regulations on health-related professional licenses to support Texas’ response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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State moves to expand hospital resources in coronavirus pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Texas has increased, Gov. Abbott has issued multiple executive orders intended to expand hospital bed capacity and make personal protective equipment more available for health care workers. Under authority of the Texas Disaster … Continue reading

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Governor, agencies waive some state licensing rules in response to COVID-19

On March 13, Gov. Abbott issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster for all Texas counties due to the imminent threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Anticipating the need for essential licensed workers to provide critical services, the governor … Continue reading

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New law prevents sale of certain cough medicine to minors

A new Texas law, HB 1518 by Coleman, prohibits businesses from selling certain over-the-counter medicines to minors. Supporters say the goal of the legislation is to prevent teens from using cough medicine as a gateway drug to more dangerous substances. … Continue reading

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