What are considerations related to purchasing, ordering, storing, and administering medications in an office based setting? Is prescriptive authority needed for a CRNA practicing in an office based setting? Is a prescriptive authority agreement (PAA) with the physician(s) with whom a CRNA practices required in an office based setting?

CRNAs are not required to have prescriptive authority to practice in outpatient settings (e.g., physician’s office) as defined by Board Rule 221.16 for CRNAs and TAC§192.2(e) and (f) for physicians.  This issue was reaffirmed following the passage of SB406 in the recent legislative session.  The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and the Texas Medical Board (TMB) developed FAQs for distribution to their respective licensees.  Enclosed is an excerpt from the FAQ page.