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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Underage smoking ]

Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Advance Directives Act | Anti-smoking campaigns | Cosmetologists | End of life issues | Hospital-acquired infections | Lasers | Medical assistants | Medicare prescription drug coverage | Nurses | Tobacco lawsuit | Underage smoking |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349h
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 6,758 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the selected scope of practice issues related to health professions which maintain the safety of patients through demonstrated competency and education, and balance improved cost efficiency within the health care system.
2. Consider the state's role and approach to Medicare Pare D, and evaluate the impact to Texas Medicaid clients.
3. Study emerging practices for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections, and develop effective policies for incorporating these best practices into the delivery of health care in Texas.
4. Review issues relating to Chapter 166.046 of the Texas Health & Safety Code, and assess if patients and/or their loved ones have a sufficient opportunity to obtain transfer to an alternative facility and subsequent care in end-of-life situations.
5. Evaluate the need for regulation of laser hair removal facilities in Texas and the need for certification of individuals performing laser hair removal procedures.
6. Examine the compliance of cigarette manufacturing companies with the 1998 Tobacco Settlement with reference to sales to minors and progress toward meeting the state's tobacco use goals, and the cost of tobacco use to the state. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on State Affairs)
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Aircraft Pooling Board | Anti-smoking campaigns | Building and Procurement Commission, Texas | Cloning | Contraceptives | Identity theft | In-vitro fertilization | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Parental consent for abortion | Pharmacists | Prescription drugs | Residential Construction Commission, Texas | Stem cell research | Texas Cord Blood Bank | Tobacco lawsuit | Umbilical cord blood | Underage smoking |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 St29h
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [95 pages  File size: 18,140 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including identifying possible ways to merge or streamline agency functions to produce long-term financial benefits to the state and better efficiency of the agencies.
2. Examine scientific advances made on stem cell research.
3. Monitor rule making of parental consent for the performance of an abortion.
4. Study the problem of identity theft, and recommend any legislative changes needed to combat the problem. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Business and Industry)
5. Examine the compliance of cigarette manufacturing companies with the 1998 Tobacco Settlement with reference to sales to minors, and the progress toward meeting the state's tobacco use goals and the cost of tobacco use to the state. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Public Health)
6. Review and consider all issues involved with a pharmacist refusal to dispense a drug.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Texas Senate Interim Committee on Health and Human Services interim report.
Subjects: Immigration | Medicaid fraud | Medical billing | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Rural issues | Rural population | Senior citizens | Tobacco advertising | Tobacco laws and regulations | Tobacco lawsuit | Tobacco settlement receipts | Underage smoking | Welfare | Welfare fraud | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 h349
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [160 pages  File size: 7,598 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 30, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding fraud and improper payments under state Medicaid and welfare programs. If needed, make recommendations for further legislative and regulatory action.
2. Develop a plan for oversight of efforts by state health and human services agencies, the Attorney General, and law enforcement agencies, to detect and reduce fraud and improper payments under state Medicaid and welfare programs. The plan should address enforcement and punishment under state and federal civil and criminal laws.
3. Continue to monitor federal welfare reform, and make recommendations for necessary legislative or regulatory action.
4. Study the implementation of SB 55, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding minors' access to tobacco.
5. Monitor developments in the federal tobacco settlement discussions and identify potential, fiscal impacts to Texas governments.
6. Examine the demographic trends of the state that will impact the health and human services delivery system in the future, including immigration, rural concerns, and the aging state population. Make recommendations for research and legislative action, if necessary.
7. Study current practices in patient billing by Texas hospitals and providers of health care to evaluate the accuracy, clarity and timliness of patient billing. The Committee should examine existing regulatory authority and determine whether there is suficient authority to address problems in patient billings. If necessary, the Committee may make recommendations for standardizing patient billing; ensuring that bills are accurate and complete yet simple enough for patients to understand; providing a meaningful appeals process for incorrect or excessive billings; and establishing guidelines for submission of bill for payment within a reasonable time period.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Immunization programs & restricting access to alcohol and tobacco
Library Catalog Title: Improving immunization programs and restricting children's access to tobacco and alcohol : interim report, September, 1996.
Subjects: Immunizations | Tobacco advertising | Tobacco industry | Tobacco laws and regulations | Underage drinking | Underage smoking |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 h349
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 4,077 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and make recommendations to improve immunization programs for children and identify the necessary steps required to limit access to tobacco and alcohol by children.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim minutes, letters to Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock with enclosures, and charts reflecting legislative recommendations submitted to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 74
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View document [461 pages  File size: 10,303 kb]

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