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Senate Committee on Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Ron Clower, Chair
Roy Blake, Sr., Vice Chair
Betty Andujar
Lloyd Doggett
William N. 'Bill' Patman
• Study the following areas in furtherance of recommendations made by the Joint Committee on Long-Term Care Alternatives;
(1) coordination of all services and programs for the aging through the appropriate agency or commission;
(2) development of the means to protect the rights of the elderly in the area of self-determination;
(3) monitoring the development of a single pre-admission assesment instrument and procedure for all applicants for community or institutional care administered by the Texas Department of Human Resources who are eligible for Medicaid and MAO;
(4)further investigation of the transfer of assets by patients upon entry into long-term care facilities;
(5) investigation of the difficulties encountered by the elderly and handicapped in obtaining adequate insurance coverage; and
(6) monitoring the implementation of the various alternate care programs mandated by the 66th Legislature in an effort to ensure that the needs of all recipients are met.
• Study alternatives to Articles 1.09A, 5.43 and 5.44 of the Texas Insurance Code; the study shall include but not be limited to a consideration of the complex problems resulting from the attempt to provide for fire prevention, safety and control in the absence of any adopted minimal standards for guidance and the desirability of a state fire education program.
• Consider the effects of the 1979 amendments to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Review the manner in which the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's office handles consumer complaints.*
• Monitor the operation of the Public Utility Commission, examine utility rate case decisions, and investigate public concerns regarding state regulation of utilities. *

Charged by SR 692 and SR 663.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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