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House Committee on Public Health - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Hugo Berlanga, Chair
John Hirschi, Chair
John Hirschi, Vice Chair
Jaime Capelo
Garnet Coleman
Diana Davila
Dianne White Delisi
Bob Glaze
Kyle L. Janek
Glen Maxey
Ciro Rodriguez
Carlos Uresti
Charges
• Review the Indigent Health Care Act of 1985 for possible updating. (Joint charge with House Committee on County Affairs)
• Review the Indigent Health Care Act of 1985 for possible updating. (Joint charge with House Committee on County affairs)
• Study the effects of cardiovascular disease in Texas and assess the potential to reduce the health, social, and economic impacts through affirmative programs on prevention, care, and treatment.
• Evaluate the educational and regulatory mechanisms currently in place to protect consumers from food-borne illnesses transmitted through the retail food distribution systems.
• Monitor the implementation of HB 3, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, (Texas Healthy Kids Corporation), and study the provisions of the federal Balanced Budget Act that relate to children's health.
• Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
• Supplemental charge: review all options available to Texas regarding the Children's Health Insurance Program and give specific policy direction as the plan is formally developed.

Note:
Ciro Rodriguez (Member) resigned 4/17/1997. Hugo Berlanga (Chair) and John Hirschi (Vice-Chair) resigned 5/12/1998. John Hirschi (Chair) and Jaime Capelo (Member) appointed 5/13/1998. Carlos Uresti (Member) appointed 7/7/1997.

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