H.B. No. 2898 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the inspection and maintenance of dental X-ray 1-3 equipment. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Chapter 9, Title 71, Revised Statutes, is amended 1-6 by adding Article 4551o to read as follows: 1-7 Art. 4551o. A dentist may authorize a qualified person to 1-8 perform beam calibration and characterization, quality assurance, 1-9 instrument specification, acceptance testing, shielding design, or 1-10 protection analysis on radiation-emitting equipment or 1-11 radiopharmaceuticals for procedures involved with the diagnosis or 1-12 treatment of disease or other dental conditions in humans. The 1-13 authorization of such acts by a dentist and the performance of same 1-14 by a qualified person shall not constitute the practice of medical 1-15 physics as defined and regulated by Article 4512n, Revised 1-16 Statutes. 1-17 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect on September 1, 1995. 1-18 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-19 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-20 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-21 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-22 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.