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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 434 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the dispensing of certain medications by therapeutic optometrists. House: Public Health Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1798 86-0 (2019) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry; requiring an occupational certificate to perform certain surgical procedures. House: Public Health Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1899 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the revocation or denial of certain health care professional licenses and the reporting of the grounds for revocation or denial. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3505 86-0 (2019) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the authority of the Texas Optometry Board. House: Public Health Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 4325 86-0 (2019) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the establishment and maintenance of a glaucoma comanagement registry. House: Public Health Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1223 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry; requiring an occupational certificate to perform certain surgical procedures. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2933 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the licensing and regulation of military optometrists and therapeutic optometrists who provide voluntary charity care. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3012 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3480 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by therapeutic optometrists. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3675 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the provision of eye health care by certain professionals and institutions as providers in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3710 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the comanagement of glaucoma by ophthalmologists and therapeutic optometrists and the establishment of a comanagement registry. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 4082 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 314 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2228 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the provision of eye health care by certain professionals and institutions as providers in the Medicaid managed care program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 963 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1420 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1483 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2129 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2443 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the deposit of optometrist and therapeutic optometrist license fees in the University of Houston development fund for use by the University of Houston College of Optometry. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3550 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to prohibited conduct by certain managed care plans with respect to the practice of optometry and therapeutic optometry. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3581 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the creation and maintenance of a registry of physicians co-managing patients with Licensees under Chapter 351, Occupations Code. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3919 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to prior authorization from a health benefit plan issuer to obtain health care services under the health benefit plan. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3922 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to reimbursement for certain eye health care services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3924 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to allowing certain providers of eye health care services to enroll as Medicaid providers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 577 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 588 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 684 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the relationship of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists with certain managed care plans, including preferred provider plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1111 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1718 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the creation and maintenance of a registry of physicians co-managing patients with Licensees under Chapter 351, Occupations Code. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1280 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to contracts between dentists, optometrists, or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1867 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2299 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2965 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the health care provider networks of certain Medicaid managed care organizations. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 227 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 632 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to contracts between optometrists or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1056 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1242 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1424 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the health care provider networks of certain Medicaid managed care organizations. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1864 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the coercion of therapeutic optometrists and ophthalmologists by managed care plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3191 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in Medicaid managed care provider networks providing services in the Texas-Mexico border region and other regions of the state. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1056 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 3469 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of a community health center to contract with or employ an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1148 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of certain treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1476 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the authority of a community health center to contract with or employ an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1565 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the administration of immunizations and vaccinations by therapeutic optometrists. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1794 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to certain therapeutic optometrists' participation in a managed care plan. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
SB 857 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to certain therapeutic optometrists' participation in a managed care plan. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 556 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to public access to certain information regarding certain health care professionals. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1651 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the authority of optometrists and therapeutic optometrists to form certain professional associations. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1106 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to the application of the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas to optometrists and therapeutic optometrists. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1182 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the authorization of the performance of procedures involving the use of lasers by therapeutic optometrists. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2453 76-0 (1999) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the authority of physicians and optometrists or therapeutic optometrists to form certain jointly owned entities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 390 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry. Senate: Health Services No action taken in committee
SB 1843 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to coverage of eye care services under certain health benefit plans; to civil liability of optometrists; to the regulation of optometry; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Health Services Referred to Health Services

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