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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Texas
  • Organisation
    Texas Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    333 Guadalupe
    Suite 3-460
    Austin
    TEXAS 78701

    Location Address
    333 Guadalupe
    Suite 3-460
    Austin
    TEXAS 78701

  • Phone
    +1 512 305 7400
  • Fax
    +1 521 305 7401
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Katherine Thomas MN,RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Texas Board of Nursing is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely. http://www.bon.state.tx.us/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Chapter 301 of the Texas Occupations Code (TOC) contains the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) which creates the Texas Board of Nursing and defines its responsibility for regulating nursing education, licensure and practice.

    Chapter 303 relates to Nursing Peer Review and Chapter 304 relates to the Nurse Licensure Compact. These chapters of the TOC define nursing practice and give the Board the authority to make rules which implement and interpret the NPA.

    http://www.bon.state.tx.us/about/pdfs/npa2007.pdf
    (accessed on 22.04.2009).

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Validated December 2008

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