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