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Committee: Joint Long-Term Care, Legislative Oversight
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 2004, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Liability insurance | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medical liability insurance | Nursing homes | Quality of care | Senior citizens | STAR+PLUS program | Tort reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L854r
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [123 pages  File size: 3,823 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee examined the pressing issues related to long-term care, including quality of care, quality assurance, Medicaid reimbursement rates, liability insurance, the effects of tort reform, and possible funding funding methods such as a quality assurance fee and private long-term care insurance. *
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Border health | Damage award caps | Election administration | Election laws | Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Managed care | Medical liability insurance | Medically uninsured | Nursing homes | Patients' rights | Quality of care | Rural health care | State employee benefits | State mandated health insurance | Teacher health insurance | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Tort reform | Voter registration | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 St29a
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [0 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of changes made to the state group health insurance plans and identify additional cost-saving measures. Study the feasibility and practicality of offering health reimbursement accounts as an alternate health insurance plan for those insured in ERS, TRS, and university plans. Provide recommendations regarding whether the current method of administering these programs is in the best interest of the State of Texas and the various insured populations, or whether such programs might be more efficiently administered in another fashion.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 1549, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, the Federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, to assure that Texas meets the criteria to secure the proposed federal funding. Make recommendations for statutory changes required to implement federal legislation and improve the efficiency of the process.
3. Study the implementation of SB 10, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 541, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations, as needed, to make health insurance more accessible, and affordable for all Texans.
4. Study the April 2003 United States Supreme Court decision in Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller to determine its impact on Texas laws regulating health insurance plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and make recommendations to changes in state law to conform with recent federal court decisions.
5. Study the reimbursement methodology of health care plans operating in Texas for out-of-network claims, specifically focusing upon the reimbursement of usual and customary charges, and make recommendations on how to improve their effectiveness. The study and recommendations should encompass all plans, including those participating in Texas Medicaid managed care program and should consider federal and state laws as well as Health & Human Services Commission rules relating to the reimbursement of out-of-network claims.
6. Study the implementation of HB 4, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and Proposition 12 in achieving lower medical malpractice rates and providing more access to affordable health care. Monitor and report on trends in medical malpractice insurance rates and the effect of tort reform on access to health care and provider shortages in certain regions, particularly along the Border.
7. Study and report on the affordability, reasonableness, and impact of mandatory liability insurance on the nursing home industry. Assess and report on the effects of the admissibility of quality reports.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 7, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [141 pages  File size: 17,254 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 10, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [116 pages  File size: 14,484 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 14, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [138 pages  File size: 17,902 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 15, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [126 pages  File size: 16,600 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 16, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [148 pages  File size: 18,902 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 22, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [106 pages  File size: 13,317 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 30, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 733 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 5, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [107 pages  File size: 13,692 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 6, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [51 pages  File size: 6,403 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 7, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [102 pages  File size: 12,765 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 13, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [83 pages  File size: 9,164 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 16, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [40 pages  File size: 4,729 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: June 1, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [15 pages  File size: 1,795 kb]
Committee: Joint Long Term Care Legislative Oversight
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report / Long Term Care Legislative Oversight Committee.
Subjects: Liability insurance | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Nursing homes |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 l854r
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [148 pages  File size: 1,938 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor implementation of SB 1839, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 415, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, HB 154, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, provisions regarding nursing homes, including activities related to quality of care, nursing home regulation, nursing home rate methodologies, liability insurance, and any other relevant issues and legislation.
2. Make recommendations to the 78th Legislature on any changes needed to improve the quality of nursing home care, assure effective use of public funds for resident care, and improve the affordability of nursing home liability insurance.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Americans with Disabilities Act | Bankruptcy | Community care | Community support services | Disability benefits | Human Services, Texas Department of | Liability insurance | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medicaid eligibility | Medical liability insurance | Medical reimbursements | Medicare | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Welfare | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h88
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 765 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study issues created by the transition of the TANF program to federal law when the state's waiver expires in 2002. Include a review of the final TANF regulations and how other states use TANF funds outside the traditional cash assistance program. Consider policies to improve outcomes for people leaving welfare.
2. Study issues surrounding the financial difficulties experienced by some nursing home companies, including the reasons for bankruptcies and closures, state policies and resources for dealing with them, and impacts on residents.
3. Assess the state's responsibilities and policies regarding supports for individuals with disabilities in community-based settings.
4. Study the current public assistance eligibility, application and review processes, and other Department of Human Services' client communications to ensure that clients are getting the supports necessary to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 7 Surety bonds
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 7, purchase of insurance and surety bonds by state agencies and institutions.
Subjects: Liability insurance | Risk Management, State Office of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 7
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 1,739 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the purchase of insurance and surety bonds by state agencies and institutions, including an evaluation of premiums paid and claims recovered.
Committee: Senate Civil Justice, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report on uninsured motorists and tort reform savings.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Insurance rates | Liability insurance | Tort reform | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c499r
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 6,712 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study automobile liability insurance to determine alternatives to Texas' current mandatory liability system. The Committee should examine problems with the existing system, including problems arising from the large number of uninsured/underinsured motorists, fraud related to securing proof of financial responsibility, difficulties in enforcing the current system, and the expense and delay in resolving claims. In its work, the committee should examine various "no-fault" plans. The Committee may make recommendations for legislative or regulatory action.
2. Evaluate the impact of tort reform legislation enacted since 1993, including its impact on insurance rates in Texas. To avoid duplication of resources, the Committee should coordinate its work with the Senate Interim Committee on Economic Development.
3. Assess whether additional changes should be made to the civil justice system. Among other issues the Committee may identify, the Committee may review laws concerning class action lawsuits, third party liability, premises liability, collection of judgement, and filing of amicus curiae briefs. In its work, the Committee should evaluate potential effects of insurance rates.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Birth defects | Children's health insurance | Environmental cleanup | Hazardous substances | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Preferred provider organizations | Property insurance | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 in7
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 17.
2. Study the advantages and disadvantages of the preferred provider organization (PPO) health 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 Human Services and Public Health Committees.
3. Study the need in Texas to make available to newborn infants accident and sickness insurance benefits covering sickness or illness including congenital benefits.
4. Study possible reforms in the State's mandatory liability insurance laws.
5. Study the problems and financial soundness of the CAT (catastrophic) insurance pool and the potential liability to the State of maintaining the present system.
6. Study the feasibility of mandatory extended care coverage for head injury victims after that victim has left the initial care facility of a licensed hospital.
7. Study the availability of and rising costs of liability insurance in Texas.
8. Study liability and insurability problems being faced by the engineering and construction companies who seek to participate in the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites in Texas.
Committee: Joint Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The joint committee report to the 70th Legislature of the state of Texas / House/Senate Joint Committee on Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure.
Subjects: Insurance rates | Liability insurance | Medical liability insurance | Tort reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 l613
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [254 pages  File size: 9,002 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the availability and cost of commercial, professional and governmental liability insurance and the impact of the tort recovery process on the insurance industry.
Committee: Joint Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure
Title: Interim Report - Minority report
Library Catalog Title: The joint committee minority report to the 70th Legislature of the state of Texas / House/Senate Joint Committee on Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure.
Subjects: Insurance rates | Liability insurance | Medical liability insurance | Tort reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 l613m
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [164 pages  File size: 5,261 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the availability and cost of commercial, professional and governmental liability insurance and the impact of the tort recovery process on the insurance industry.
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty sixth legislative session / The Joint Study Committee on Products Liability, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Liability | Liability insurance | Tort reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 4,070 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the emerging doctrine of products liability and the ramifications thereof upon the general public, and the legal, professional and business community.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Correspondence and Supporting Material
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 P942R 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [84 pages]
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Case Summaries
Library Catalog Title: Case summaries.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942c 3
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Correspondence
Library Catalog Title: Correspondence.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942c 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Product Liability Clippings
Library Catalog Title: [Product liability clippings / compiled for the House Joint Committee Study on Products Liability.]
Library Call Number: L1836.65 P942c 4
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Products Liability Position Paper
Library Catalog Title: Products Liability Position Paper / Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942td
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Research and Reports used by the committee
Library Catalog Title: Research and Reports used by the committee / House Joint Committee Study on Products Liability.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942r 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Research and Reports used by the committee
Library Catalog Title: Research and Reports used by the committee / House Joint Committee Study on Products Liability.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942r 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Research and Reports used by the committee
Library Catalog Title: Research and Reports used by the committee / House Joint Committee Study on Products Liability.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942r 3
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Research and Reports used by the committee
Library Catalog Title: Research and Reports used by the committee / House Joint Committee Study on Products Liability.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942r 4
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Surveys and Statistics
Library Catalog Title: Surveys and Statistics.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942c 2b
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Products Liability, House Joint
Title: Written Testimony
Library Catalog Title: Written Testimony / Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Library Call Number: L1836.65 p942t
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)

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