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Laws & Rules - Nursing Practice Act

Current Nursing Practice Act (NPA)

 





Past Nursing Practice Acts

The prior-session nursing practice acts linked below are provided for reference purposes only. The Nursing Practice Act can only be changed by legislation enacted by the Texas Legislature which convenes for 140 days every two years. The Governor can also convene special sessions of the Texas Legislature for the purpose of addressing issues such as school finance, tax reform or other issues. The Nursing Practice Act can be amended during a special session but amendment of the NPA during a special session has not occurred. The nurse licensure requirements set forward in the 2009 edition of the Nursing Practice Act are the requirements in effect as of September 1, 2009.

 

Year
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2021 Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review Act, & Nurse Licensure Compact 2021 -
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2019 Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review Act, & Nurse Licensure Compact 2019 -
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2017 Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review Act, & Nurse Licensure Compact 2017 -
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2015 The Nursing Practice Act was not amended in 2015 by the Texas Legislature. See 2013 Nursing Practice Act.
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2013 Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review Act, & Nurse Licensure Compact 2013 -
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2011 Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review Act, & Nurse Licensure Compact 2011 -
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2009 Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review, Nurse Licensure Compact, & Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
2007Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review Act, Nurse Licensure Compact, & Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
2005Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review & Nurse Licensure Compact
2003* RN Nursing Practice Act & Nursing Peer Review Act    
LVN Nursing Practice Act & Nursing Peer Review Act
2001* RN Nursing Practice Act & Nursing Peer Review Act
LVN Nursing Practice Act & Nursing Peer Review Act
1999* RN Nursing Practice Act & Nursing Peer Review Act    
LVN Nursing Practice Act & Nursing Peer Review Act
*LVNs and RNs were subject to separate Practice Acts until their merger in February, 2004

Related Texas Statutes