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House Committee on Public Health - 82nd R.S. (2011)

Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Dental care | Dental Examiners, Texas State Board of | Farmers | Food safety | Health care costs | Hunger | Medicaid | Medical education | Medical records | Nurse practitioners | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Physician assistants | Physician shortages | Property tax exemptions | Public health | School nutrition | Small farms | State hospitals | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 H349h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the adequacy of the primary care workforce in Texas and assess the impact of an aging population, the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and state and federal funding reductions to graduate medical education and physician loan repayment programs. Study the potential impact of medical school innovations, new practice models, alternative reimbursement strategies, expanded roles for physician extenders, and greater utilization of telemedicine. Make recommendations to increase patient access to primary care and address geographic disparities.
2. Study the various health registries maintained by the state, including the similarities and differences in reporting, consent, security, and portability of data. Assess registry compliance with standards for the protection and transmission of registry data and identify any additional steps necessary to ensure security, efficiency, and utilization.
3. Monitor implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including any changes that may result from ongoing litigation or legislative modification or repeal. (Joint with the House Committee on Insurance)
4. Identify policies to alleviate food insecurity, increase access to healthy foods, and incent good nutrition within existing food assistance programs. Consider initiatives in Texas and other states to eliminate food deserts and grocery gaps, encourage urban agriculture and farmers' markets, and increase participation in the Summer Food Program. Evaluate the desirability and feasibility of incorporating nutritional standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Monitor congressional activity on the 2012 Farm Bill and consider its impact on Texas. (Joint with the House Committee on Human Services)
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, February 23, 2011
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Online version: View document [222 pages  File size: 10,452 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, March 9, 2011
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Online version: View document [134 pages  File size: 8,618 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, March 16, 2011
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Online version: View document [81 pages  File size: 8,176 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, January 24, 2012 (Charge 5, Interagency implementation of HB 300 and SB 7, agency implementation of legislation, Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Waiver, Medicaid orthodontics, state hospital patient safety)
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Online version: View document [118 pages  File size: 14,012 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, February 27, 2012 (Charge 3, Affordable Care Act, Joint hearing with Insurance)
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Online version: View document [86 pages  File size: 4,718 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, April 11, 2012 (Charge 5, Board of Dental Examiners; Charge 2, State health registries)
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Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, May 15, 2012 (1115 Health Transformation Waiver; Charge 1, Primary care workforce)
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Online version: View document [196 pages  File size: 9,926 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, May 22, 2012, Joint charge on food and nutrition policy with Human Services (Charge 4, Food insecurity, food deserts, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP)
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Online version: View document [144 pages  File size: 12,460 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, October 15, 2012 (Charge 5, Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Waiver, delivery of dental services in Medicaid)
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Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View document [176 pages  File size: 8,674 kb]

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