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House Committee on Health Services - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee: House Health Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : interim report of the / Committee on Health Services, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholism | Child care | Freedom of religion | Health, Texas Department of | Medical assistants | Nursing shortages | Rabies | Rural health care | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 h349r
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [236 pages  File size: 10,319 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine what standards, operational changes, funding, and other matters are needed to improve outpatient health facilities and rural health clinics.
2. Study the implementation of HB 1323, 66th Legislature, Regular Session, and determine if additional authority is needed for the Board of Health to effectively deal with the statewide control and eradication of rabies.
3. Recommend means of eliminating the shortage of nursing home care in Texas with emphasis on needed statutory changes, funding needs, and alternative care.
4. Review the Child Care Licensing Act of 1975 exploring the constitutional aspects of State involvement in such licensure.
5. Review the effects of the Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act on those states which have implemented it; determine the cost of enforcing the state laws dealing with public intoxication, and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of decriminalizing public intoxication.
6. Study the operations of health systems agencies (HSA) in Texas as to their responsiveness to local needs, adherence to the State Health Plan, and overall productivity and effectiveness.
7. Study the Texas Department of Health (TDH) to monitor its growth and determine its role and scope and future needs.
8. Study the implications of Texas Attorney General Opinion H-1295 and other legal restraints on the use of protocols and standing orders in the provision of health services.

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