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House Committee on Human Services - 69th R.S. (1985)

Committee Members
Erwin W. Barton, Chair
Billy Clemons, Vice Chair
Jack Vowell, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Anne Cooper
Larry Q. Evans
Lena Guerrero
Gregory Luna
Mike McKinney
Ron Wilson
Charges
• To study the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC), including the problems of needy children and their families, the various employment, training and education programs, and other options designed to help Texas families become self-supporting.
• To study the problems encountered by the elderly in gaining access to appropriate post-hospital health care services, including skilled nursing and custodial services.
• To study the Child Protective Services Program of the Department of Human Services regarding case workloads and staffing requirements.
• To study the implementation of criminal background check legislation for child-care workers including the use of federal funds for caregiver training.
• To study continuing care communities and other options for the well-elderly.
• To study the problems of preventing unwanted teenage pregnancy, preventing poor parenting by teenagers, and preventing unemployment and poverty in teen-headed families.
• To study the advantages and disadvantages of the preferred provider insurance plan, with particular emphasis on consideration of quality of services, access to services, cost of care rendered, the effect on existing physician-patient relationships, and a proposed legislative/regulatory structure for such medical care delivery and financing arrangements; in conjunction with Insurance and Public Health Committees.
• To study the utilization of and potential for further development of privatization of care for the mentally ill and mentally retarded in the State, in conjunction with Appropriations and Law Enforcement committees.
• To study the impact on Medicare-Medicaid and associated state health and welfare costs of the elimination of the certificate of need process in Texas.

Note:
2nd C.S.: No change in committee appointments, 8/26/1986.

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