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COVID-19 Announcements


The Texas Board of Nursing will continue normal operations as the State of Texas deals with the COVID-19 outbreak. However, to protect our staff from exposure to the virus, the Board of Nursing will no longer allow visitors to the agency offices. During the present crisis, phone lines may be very busy. Please consult the agency website for FAQs, rules and policies and contact us with questions by email at webmaster@bon.texas.gov.

Announcements

Disaster Declarations issued by Governor Abbott
New Emergency Amendents to Rule 217.24-9/5/20
Licensure Renewal Waiver to Expire September 30th, 2020-9/2/20
Texas Board of Nursing Approves 60-day Extension of Emergency Amendments to Rule 217.24 relating to Telemedicine Medical Prescriptions-7/6/20
Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation to Limit Gatherings-7/3/20

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Expanding Hospital Capacity Order Suspends Elective Surgeries in Four Texas Counties-6/25/20

Texas Board of Nursing Approves Emergency Amendments to Rule 217.24 relating to Telemedicine Medical Prescriptions-6/8/20
Governor Abbott Directs HHSC To Expand COVID-19 Testing To All State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers - 5/21/20
Governor Abbott Directs the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Department of State Health Services, and the Health and Human Services Commission To Test All Nursing Home Residents, Staff In Texas - 5/11/20
Governor Abbott temporarily suspends the initial national certification examination requirement in rule 221.4(a)(3) for new APRN graduates to allow them to work under direct supervision without prescriptive authority. - 4/21/20
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Related to Hospital Capacity During the COVID-19 Disaster - 4/17/20
Joint Statement on COVID-19 - Texas Nurses Association (TNA) Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership (TONL) Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) - 4/6/20
Governor Abbott Waives Certain Regulations to Allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to Reactivate Inactive Licenses - 3/28/20
The Governor's Press Release providing an update on the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). - 3/24/20
Governor Abbott Waives Regulations to Allow LVNs, RNs, & APRNs a 6-month Grace Period for Licensure Renewal - 3/23/20
Governor Abbott Grants Waiver to Rule 217.24(e)(1) - 3/23/20 (updated 4/10/20 & 5/8/20)
Governor Abbott Waives Several Board of Nursing Regulations - 3/21/20
COVID-19 Disaster Licensing for Out-of-State Nurses - 3/14/20 (updated 6/9/20)
Board Operations Announcement