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Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: 211 telephone system | Adult Protective Services | Caseworkers | Child nutrition programs | Child Protective Services | Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment and eligibility | Children's mental health | Community support services | Diet and nutrition | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Federally qualified health centers | Guardianship | Health care | Immunizations | Influenza | Medicaid | Medical assistants | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Nurses | Nursing shortages | Obesity | Pharmacists | Physical fitness | Physicians | Social service agencies | Stem cell research | Telemedicine | Texas Emerging Technology Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [201 pages  File size: 3,167 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for improving delivery of Texas' mental health services; consider local and regional delivery systems including access to care, cost effectiveness, choice and competition, and quality of care.
2. Monitor state and federal Medicaid reform proposals, including their impact on the Medicaid program in Texas, as well as cost-containment measures in other states, and make recommendations for legislative action, as appropriate.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to filling shortages in the health care workforce and improving medical educational services. Evaluate the state's use of the National Health Service Corps and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to address the needs of the Medicaid/Medicare and underinsured populations
4. Examine the strategies used by other states that have had success with FQHCs and make recommendations for increasing the number of FQHCs in Texas.
5. Study and make recommendations relating to policy issues surrounding the use of emerging skin cell research, and other technologies.
6. Study and make recommendations for improving vaccination rates and ensuring an adequate vaccination supply in the state. Include an analysis of vaccine manufacturing and purchasing policies.
7. Evaluate and make recommendations relating to the creation of a comprehensive and statewide nutrition and physical activity plan to address obesity and chronic diseases. Examine options for funding components of such a plan.
8. Monitor the implementation of SB 6, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to Child and Adult Protective Services. Study and make recommendations for development and enhancements to protocols for joint investigations by child protective service workers and law enforcement and for interviews with children for disclosure of abuse.
9. Study the current use of the 2-1-1 network to provide access to information on federal, state, and local resources. Examine and make recommendations on strategies that improve the coordination of service information and expand the availability of information on services currently provided by community and faith-based organizations.
10. Monitor the implementation of HB 2292, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to health and human services. Focus on implementation of service coordination and consolidation efforts to assess the impact on service quality, while reducing costs.
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 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.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: SR 692
Library Call Number: SR 692
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,718 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report / Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures, Senate of the state of Texas, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Health care providers | Medical assistants | Nurses | Physicians |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 m468
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [114 pages  File size: 5,758 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the provision of health care services by advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, emergency medical service personnel or physicians assistants working under standard orders or written protocols without the direct supervision of a doctor. Consider the effect on health care if limits on the use of standing delegation orders were strictly enforced. Make recommendations for legislative action. *
2. Make a thorough study of the provision of health care services through the use of protocols and standing orders and of the implications, if any, of Texas Attorney General Opinion H-1295 and of any legal restraints on such use.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures
Title: SR 667
Library Call Number: SR 667
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,233 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Special Subcommittee on Rural Health Care Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Special Subcommittee on Rural Health Care Services, Senate Human Resources Committee.
Subjects: Medical assistants | Rural health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 r88
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [111 pages  File size: 4,491 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the implementation in Texas of the federal Rural Health Clinic Services Act, Public Law 95-210, signed into law by President Carter in December of 1977. Particularly consider if state laws allow nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants to provide primary health care services at rural health clinics without direct supervision by a physician. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Nursing Aides and Licensing of Nurses
Title: Transcript, February 18, 1972, Houston
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 N937M 2/18/72
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [79 pages  File size: 79,115 kb]
Committee: House Nursing Aides and Licensing of Nurses
Title: Transcript, March 10, 1972, Fort Worth
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 N937M 3/10/72
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [53 pages  File size: 3,152 kb]

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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