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Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Child care | Coronavirus | Disease preparedness | Emergency management | Immunizations | Long-term care | Medical licensing | Mental health services | Nursing shortages | Physician shortages | Public health | State Health Services, Texas Department of | Vaccine mandates |
Library Call Number: L1836.87 H349
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,285 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Public Health Data: Review the processes for public health data collection and coordination by local and state entities as well as regional trauma centers. Identify any continuing barriers to the real-time dissemination of data concerning health care facility capacity—including data that can expedite timely care—and mortality rates, as well as other information that can assist in public policy decisions.
2. Health Care Workforce: Study the impact of the global pandemic on the health care workforce in acute and long-term care. Identify health care staffing challenges and examine how staffing services and payment models changed the economics of the health care workforce. Identify and recommend ways to increase the health care workforce pipeline.
3. Pandemic Response: Examine the impact of state and federal pandemic policies—including agency guidance, licensing and regulatory actions, and health care industry policies—on patient care and treatment delivery. Examine how regulatory guidance impacts the patient-doctor relationship. Recommend any changes needed to ensure Texas can develop its own data-driven guidance during public health emergencies.
4. Monitoring: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure intended legislative outcome of all legislation.

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