28 March 2020 – Governor waives certain licensing renewal regulations for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor of the State of Texas

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain licensing renewal regulations for Texas pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees. With these waivers, the Governor is temporarily extending expiration dates for licenses and temporarily suspending continuing education requirements for pharmacists. 
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-licensing-regulations-for-pharmacists-technicians

Type of Justification: Predict cause-effect relationship
Evidence/Justification: This action was made following an action on March 20, where the Governor suspended certain regulations to ensure Texans will have continues access to their pharmacists. Governor Abbott said: “As our state responds to COVID-19, it is important that Texans continue to have access to the services they depend on to meet their daily needs.” “With these waivers, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can continue to meet the needs of their fellow Texans without potential delays caused by an expired license.”