New law will shape future of telemedicine in Texas

Texas physicians and telehealth providers are now playing by the same rules when treating patients by phone, computer and other new technologies — the same as when physicians see patients face-to-face in a traditional doctor’s office visit.

Gulf Shrimp Liberty Act signed into law

HB1260, known as the Gulf Shrimp Liberty Act, was signed into law Thursday, June 15 by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The bill will require an occupational license for non-Texas commercial shrimpers for the unloading of shrimp in Texas and takes effect Sept. 1, according to the author of the bill, Rep. Dade Phelan.