Tuesday, May 8, 2007

In the Beginning....

Texas has three branches of government: Judical (courts), Executive (governor and state agencies), and Legislative (House and Senate). In 1909, the Legislature created the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. The Board of Nurses is under the Executive Branch as a state regulatory agency that is vested with the power to regulate nursing practice. The Legislature drafts laws or statutes involving nursing practice. The Board of Nurses then further interprets those statutes with rules and regulations. The Courts decide arguments about the meaning of laws and how they are applied. Thus, all three branches of Texas state government can be involved with nursing practice.

Coming Next...Their mission is What?!?

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