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Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bail | Child abuse | Child Protective Services | County jails | County roads | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal records | Electronic security | Emergency management | Fees | Indigent health care | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Managed care | Medicaid | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Natural disasters | Police officers | Suicide |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 C832
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [112 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review jail standards and procedures with regards to potentially mentally ill persons in county jails, as well as issues stemming from interactions between the general public and peace officers. *
2. Study the effectiveness and efficiency of current programs in Texas as well as best practices to determine how to decrease the risk and mitigate the impact of wildfires, floods, and other natural hazards in the wildland-urban interface. Examine the duties, performance, and jurisdictions of water districts, municipalities, Emergency Services Districts, other similar districts, and state offices like the Fire Marshal and Extension Services. Evaluate current regulations and identify best practices. Recommend approaches for hazard mitigation and response to natural disasters. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Urban Affairs)
3. Identify and address potential gaps in counties’ cybersecurity policies and ensure that personal information held by counties and other local governmental entities is secure.
4. Evaluate the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to determine if the Commission has the resources and structure to provide sufficient oversight, regulation, and enforcement over Texas county jails.
5. Review pretrial service and bonding practices throughout the state. Examine factors considered in bail and pre-trial confinement decisions, including the use of risk assessments; assess the effectiveness and efficiency of different systems in terms of cost to local governments and taxpayers, community safety, pretrial absconding rates and rights of the accused. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
6. Study the implications and effects on law enforcement agencies and individuals that stem from the publication, republication, or other dissemination for public internet access of mug shots and other criminal history information regarding involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system.
7. Study statutorily mandated services provided by sheriffs and constables, and determine whether fee schedules allow cost recovery without placing undue burdens on recipients of those services.
8. Study the effect of Proposition 5 (SJR 17 (84R)) on the quality of private roadways in counties with a population of less than 7,500. Make recommendations to ensure the amendment does not result in undue competition between counties and private industry, and whether additional counties could benefit from a similar authorization.
9. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture | Bail | Counties | County government | Economy | Indigent health care | Land use regulations | Open government | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C832
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 2,515 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current practices and tools available to counties to manage growth and development. Consider incompatible land uses and county rulemaking authority, including rulemaking authority bracketed to counties of a certain population.
2. Study county- level health care delivery models for indigent health care that emphasize community-based care to improve the continuity and quality of care. Compare urban and rural health care delivery models and make necessary legislative recommendations.
3. Study county oversight related to pretrial release on bond in criminal cases.
4. Examine how local governments can better inform the public about local government debts.
5. Survey rural economic development programs. Analyze the economic relationship between rural communities and the agriculture industry and their combined impact on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Anatomical Board, Texas | Anatomical gifts | Asthma | Disease prevention | Driver Responsibility Program | Emergency management | Emergency medical services | Health care providers | Indigent health care | Medical Board, Texas | Organ and tissue donations | Prescription drugs | State employees | Trauma Facilty/EMS account |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 H349h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 8,191 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and evaluate the full array of wellness initiatives undertaken by the State of Texas to include the newly adopted state employee wellness and prevention legislation (HB 1297, 80th Legislature, Regular Session) and a pilot program to encourage health lifestyles, such as smoking cessation within the Medicaid program (SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session) and for state employees. Develop strategies for maximizing potential health benefits and optimizing the return on the State of Texas' investments in wellness. Include a review of other state and private sector programs for employee wellness that result in prevention cost savings.
2. Research issues relating to the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act (Chapter 61, Health and Safety Code) and related local health care initiatives (Chapter 534, Government Code), and make recommendations to address any imbalance between counties for the provision of health care.
3. Review issues related to federal changes for tamper-resistant prescription pad requirements, and monitor the activity of the Texas Department of Public Safety Controlled Substances Advisory Committee in response to SB 1879, 80th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Examine issues related to the Texas Anatomical Gift Act (Chapter 692, Health and Safety Code.)
5. Examine the status of asthma in Texas, and make recommendations to prevent asthma and to assist children and adults with asthma to more effectively manage their disease. Develop strategies for decreasing the direct medical and indirect related costs associated with asthma.
6. Examine activities at the Texas Medical Board as they relate to the protection of public health and the practice of medicine, and the status of implementation requirements established by HB 1973, 80th Legislature, Regular Session. The committees should consider any findings by the Texas Sunset Commission. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Appropriations.)
7. Examine the State of Texas' preparedness level to handle a public health emergency. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committees on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations.)
8. Review the effectiveness of the Driver Responsibility Programs, and provide recommendations for increasing the collection rate of assessed penalties. Provide recommendations for amnesty and incentive programs established by the passage of SB 1723, 80th Legislature, Regular Session. Examine the status of Texas' current statewide trauma system infrastructure and how the system may be optimized to meet future trauma care needs in a rapidly growing state with overburdened emergency rooms. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Transportation.)
9. Study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses and other allied health and long-term care professionals. Make recommendations regarding strategies related to geographic distribution and barriers to recruitment of high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committees on Border and International Affairs and Appropriations.)
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim charge recommendations to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Banks and banking | Driver Responsibility Program | Emergency medical services | Federal funds | Health care costs | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Money transfers | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Trauma Facilty/EMS account |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 F49
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 16,186 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review health care funding, focusing on the Medicaid program, Medicare Part D, hospital reimbursements and trauma and indigent care.
2. Study the method through which fees are collected under the Driver's Responsibility Program in order in maximize the amount of money for trauma funding and transportation. Look specifically at collection rates and develop means to enhance them.
3. Determine the number of commercial and consumer transactions, including wire transfers, that occur in Texas. Determine the amount of monies that are sent internationally from Texas. Study the feasibility of creating a pilot program in Harris County that captures a percentage of revenues from such transactions, and request an Opinion from the Attorney General's Office to pursue these revenues as a potential source for health care funding.
4. Review the process by which the Texas Department of Transportation Commission allocates funds to the districts through the Allocation Program. Include a description of all scoring mechanisms used in making allocations of resources and make recommendations for maximizing the use of these funds to meet Legislative objectives. Joint Charges with Senate Transportation & Homeland Security Committee.
5. Review the process by which the Texas Department of Transportation Commission determines which federal funding sources should be implemented to comply with funding reductions mandated by Congress. Assess the Commission's options for determining how projects that were to be funded out of these reduced revenue sources will be funded this biennium. Joint Charges with Senate Transportation & Homeland Security Committee.
Committee: House Local Government Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Local Government Ways & Means, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Air quality | Appraisal districts | County government | Disaster relief | Federal mandates | Homeland security | Indigent criminal defense | Indigent health care | Juvenile justice system | Probation | Property taxes | State mandates | Tax appraisals | Tax rollback elections | Undocumented immigrants | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 L786w
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 23,908 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the current system of appraising property located in more than one appraisal district as created in HB 703, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine if one fair and equal value per property for ad valorem taxes is preferable to the current system, and whether it is more efficient to appraise property on a county line basis or on a jurisdictional line basis.
2. Research and make recommendations regarding the Central Appraisal Districts in Texas: evaluate the makeup of the board of directors; examine whether consolidation of certain appraisal districts would save money; review appraisal districts' methodology in arriving at appraisal values; determine the impact of the Comptroller's Office audit on the operation of the appraisal district and its derivation of appraisal values.
3. Compare and evaluate how counties and school districts impose (levy) property taxes, including a study and evaluation on the effective tax rate, the rollback rate, and rollback elections.
4. Study the impact of unfunded mandates by state and federal governments on cities.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Adult Protective Services | Call centers | Child Protective Services | Children's Health Insurance Program | Databases | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Health care | Hospitals | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Medical Board, Texas | Medicare | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Social service agencies | State government reorganization | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1936.78 H349
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [247 pages  File size: 1,485 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on structural reform, efficiency improvements, and cost savings in the state Medicaid and CHIP programs, with a goal of changing the method and delivery of service to reduce costs while providing the intended services. The Committee should examine and make recommendations to: lower institutional costs; subsidize private insurance in lieu of Medicaid and CHIP where possible; use consumer-directed care models; reimburse health care providers based upon outcomes where feasible; match currently unmatched local funds with federal funds; alter Texas' current method of finance and distribution of DSH; develop possible HIFA waiver options that incorporate premium subsidization; develop accountability and incentive measures for outcomes within Medicaid managed care and CHIP; seek flexibility from federal government to allow options and waivers and enhance federal funds; examine local models for delivery of Medicaid while maintaining best practices; and expand access to mental health services through expansion of behavioral health organization model. The Committee will coordinate these studies with the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee review of mental health and mental retardation services.
2. Monitor implementation and make recommendations to improve HB 2292, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Include reviews of implementation of the preferred drug list and prior authorization and the new call center for determination of program and service eligibility. The Committee will coordinate activities with the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee.
3. Study and make recommendations on improving Texas's county and local indigent health care system. Consider whether the system should be regionalized to reflect usage and gain efficiencies, so that one or more counties are not paying for regional health care.
4. Monitor the implementation and make recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of legislation relating to the Board of Medical Examiners, legislation relating to childhood immunizations, legislation relating to the pilot front end Medicaid fraud reduction systems, federal developments related to TANF reauthorization and related programs, expansion and new construction of Federally Qualified Health Centers, federal developments related to prescription drugs in Medicare and the effect on Medicaid. Also, monitor and report on the use of new federal Medicare funds allocated for Texas
5. Study and make recommendations on increasing electronic transactions in health care. Review the use and make recommendations on improving technology in health care administration, including expediting pre-authorizations and increasing the efficiency of claims processing so that medical providers are paid once procedures are pre-authorized and performed, and administrative costs lowered, benefitting both the consumer and the managed health care organizations.
6. Study health facility regulation in Texas and make recommendations that facilitate innovation and patient safety. Concentrate studies on hospitals, including niche hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers and long term care facilities, and make recommendations for improving patient choice, facility competition, indigent health care, and for maintaining a competitive, patient-oriented health care industry.
7. Study and make recommendations on improving the Protective and Regulatory Services service levels payment system and tiered adoption subsidy program. Study and make recommendations on improving the recruitment and retention of foster care families.
Committee: Joint Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 77th Legislature / Texas Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured.
Subjects: Health insurance | Indigent health care | Medically uninsured |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 un3
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 1,652 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured was created by SCR 6, 76th Legislature, Regular Session. The task force was created to examine the problem of Texans who lack health insurance, to review demographic trends relating to the uninsured population and to examine other states' programs, laws, and systems which address the lack of affordable health coverage. The task force will develop a market-based improvement plan to ensure that Texans have access to affordable health care coverage and prepare recommendations for consideration by the 77th Legislature. The nine member task force includes three public members appointed by the governor, three senators appointed by the lt. governor, and three representatives appointed by the speaker. The chair was elected by the members.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured
Title: Compilation of responses
Library Catalog Title: Compilation of responses to Blue Ribbon Task Force's Request for Information (RFI) : proposals to provide additional health insurance coverage options for Texans.
Library Call Number: L1836.76 un3ph
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Committee: Joint Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured
Title: Demographic profile of the Texas population without health insurance coverage
Library Catalog Title: Demographic profile of the Texas population without insurance coverage / prepared by Research Department, Division of Research, Planning and Program Evaluation, Texas Health and Human Services Commission for the Texas Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsu
Library Call Number: L1836.76 un3dp
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Committee: Senate Border Affairs, Special
Title: Interim Report - Health
Library Catalog Title: Health interim report : Texas border health.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Birth defects | Border health | Border Health Institute | Children's Health Insurance Program | Dengue Fever | Dental hygienists | Dentists | Diabetes | Drinking water | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid application process | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical reimbursements | Medical research | Mental health services | Mosquitoes | Sewer service | Surface water pollution | Texas Center for Infectious Diseases | Tire disposal | Tuberculosis | Wastewater management | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b644h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the Border Region's water and wastewater system infrastructure needs and the impact of the lack of adequate water and wastewater systems on health conditions along the Border. The Committee shall develop both short-term and long-term recommendations to address these infrastructure needs.
2. Assess the health conditions in the Border Region, including childhood diseases and chronic health problems endemic to the Border such as diabetes and tuberculosis. Included in this assessment shall be an evaluation of the utilization of immunization and prevention programs and of collaborative efforts on common health issues between Texas and the Mexican Border States. The Committee shall develop health care strategies to improve Border health conditions and recommendations for their implementation.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Graduate medical education
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate Finance Committee, 76th Texas Legislature / Senate Finance Committee Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education.
Subjects: Hospitals | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical education | Medical reimbursements |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49me
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 3,045 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the financial viability and educational effectiveness of graduate medical education in light of changes in Medicaid, managed care, and other cost factors, including the impact of uncompensated care. This evaluation shall include a review of the role of the state's teaching hospitals in the provision of indigent health care, and the role of graduate medical education in addressing health care needs of under-served regions of the state.
2. Review the Texas Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, with an emphasis on the formula and criteria used to distribute funding to hospitals. The committee's report should include a comprehensive assessment of all sources of funding (federal, state, and local) available to hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals serving these groups. The committee will report any findings or recommendations by May 1. Subcommittee: Moncrief - Chairman, Truan, West, Carona, Lindsay SFC Staff: Nancy Frank, Laura Smith LBB: Kim Carson, Trey Berndt - Fed. Funds, Regina Martin - HHS
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program
Library Catalog Title: Final report on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding / [submitted] to the Senate Finance Committee [by] Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education.
Subjects: Hospitals | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical reimbursements |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49meh
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [129 pages  File size: 7,339 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the Texas Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, with an emphasis on the formula and criteria used to distribute funding to hospitals. The committee's report should include a comprehensive assessment of all sources of funding (federal, state, and local) available to hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals serving these groups. The committee will report any findings or recommendations by May 1. Subcommittee: Moncrief - Chairman, Truan, West, Carona, Lindsay SFC Staff: Nancy Frank, Laura Smith LBB: Kim Carson, Trey Berndt - Fed. Funds, Regina Martin - HHS
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Children's health insurance | Children's Health Insurance Program | e-commerce | Emergency medical services | Health care | Hospitals | Indigent health care | Internet | Managed care | Medicaid | Nonprofit hospitals | Pharmaceutical industry | Pharmacists | Prescription drug costs | Prescription drugs | Public health | State government contracts | Telemedicine | Trauma centers |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h349h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [275 pages  File size: 10,000 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the role of the pharmaceutical industry in the delivery of health care in Texas. The review should identify pharmaceutical cost-drivers and opportunities to reduce costs, assess the role of pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies, and address patient-specific issues, as well as other issues identified by the committee.
2. Review issues related to the increased use of new technologies in the delivery of health care. The review should identify opportunities and risks associated with the sale of medical devices and drugs over the Internet, the feasibility of expanding telemedicine to improve care in underserved areas, and regulatory and privacy issues presented by these new technologies.
3. Evaluate the role and potential of disease management in public health programs that serve chronically ill populations.
4. Study issues arising from hospital system sales, conversions, partnerships and mergers, including the impact on health care in medically underserved and rural communities and on the level of charity care provided.
5. Examine the requirements imposed on emergency medical services providers in rural areas. Determine whether individual requirements encourage or hinder the provision of services.
6. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the Children's Health Insurance Program, the restructuring of health and humans service agencies under HB 2641, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, and the Medicaid managed care program.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on County Affairs, House Subcommittee on Indigent Health Care, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Indigent health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 in2
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [73 pages  File size: 3,769 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the Indigent Health Care Act of 1985 for possible updating. (Joint charge with House Committee on County Affairs)
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Medicaid and welfare reform
Library Catalog Title: Medicaid and welfare reform : interim report.
Subjects: Federal funds | Indigent health care | Job training programs | Managed care | Medicaid | Medical savings accounts | Social service agencies | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 h349m
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [350 pages  File size: 15,412 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development of federal waivers resulting from Medicaid and welfare reform legislation, SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 1863, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, to be submitted and negotiated with the federal Health Care Finance Administration.
2. Monitor the implementation of the Medicaid health care delivery system created by SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, to ensure that the phase-in of the program is being carried out in a rapid but thorough manner.
3. Review and assess Medicaid reform legislation and welfare reform, SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 1863, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for state legislation, if necessary, regarding modifications needed to ensure a smooth transition to statewide managed health care for indigent patients and enacting the reformed welfare system.
4. Establish a working group consisiting of Committee members, legislative staff, staff from the State Comptroller's Office, the Legislative Budget Office and other affected state agencies to monitor the activities in Congress regarding block grant funding and the impact these will have on Texas' health and human services related programs. Establish a mechanism for communicating these program impacts to the Congressional delegation.
5. In the event that Federal block grant legislation is enacted which affects health and human services programs, the working group should evaluate the impact on welfare and Medicaid reform legislation, HB 1863, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and determine the ability of the state to proceed with enacting both pieces of legislation and evaluate the need to modify either piece of legislation to conform to federal requirements.
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]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Border issues | Child nutrition programs | Dental care | Health care | Indigent health care | Lead contamination | Lead-based paint | Long-term care | Medical reimbursements | Nursing homes | Prescription drugs | Senior citizens | Solid waste disposal | Tuberculosis | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 h349
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 2,694 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study medical waste disposal in coordination with Committee on Environmental Affairs.
2. Study health care reimbursement, and coordinate with and monitor the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to this issue.
3. Study the administration of medication in hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities.
4. Study the problems associated with indigent health care provided to the citizens of Mexico in the border regions of Texas.
5. Study tuberculosis testing, treatment, and control.
6. Study the reporting of childhood lead poisoning.
7. Study the adoption of an enforceable lead ban.
8. Study oral health in long term care facilities.
9. Study chronic disease prevention by instituting dietary changes in publicly-funded food services.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Amarillo, Texas | Boating | County budgets | County roads | District courts | Indigent health care | Motor fuels taxes | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Potter County | Randall County | State mandates | Tax assessor-collectors |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 c832
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 758 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 6.
2. To study the imposition of a county gasoline tax dedicated to the construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges.
3. To study the need for additional revenue measures for county criminal justice programs.
4. To study the effect of the County Indigent Health Care program on the county budget.
5. To study the effect of state mandated programs on rollback limits.
6. To study the registration of boats and the county tax assessor-collector's role in the process.
7. To study the possible consolidation of certain contiguous counties.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Texas Legislature / Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Appraisal districts | Bail | County budgets | County government | County treasurers | Indigent health care | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Real estate development | State mandates | Tax assessor-collectors |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 c832
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 622 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 6.
2. To study the current funding sources of Texas county government in light of comparative studies on the funding of county governments nationwide. Make recommendations on adequacy of current revenue to meet current and future county responsibilities including the infrastructure needs of county programs.
3. To study the need for ordinance making power for county government to protect the health and welfare of citizens living in unincorporated areas.
4. To study and evaluate the county indigent health programs resulting from the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act and develop recommendations for any necessary revisions. (Joint study with House Committee on Public Health).
5. To study the possible consolidation of tax collection efforts under one entity and project the fiscal impact of such programs.
6. To study the abolishment of the office of county treasurer and the transfer of the treasurer's duties to auditor's office.
7. To study the reorganization of county government to allow for the abolition of unnecessary offices on a local option basis.
8. To study the impact of state programs and expenditures mandated by the state for counties.
9. To study the development of a County Fiscal Responsibility Act to insure all funds linked to county government are under the purview of the commissioner's court.
10. To study the operation of county bail bond boards.
11. To study the need for citizen representation on boards.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Public Health : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Cancer | Indigent health care | Medical laboratories | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Minorities | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h349
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [30 pages  File size: 1,033 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards, and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 26.
2. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Human Services).
3. To study the resources and recovery of solid waste.
4. To study the feasibility and public necessity of regulation of medical laboratories.
5. To study the incidence of cancer among minorities.
6. To study and evaluate the county indigent health programs resulting from the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act and develop recommendations for any necessary revisions. (Joint study with House Committee on County Affairs).
Committee: House Health Care Services for Low-Income Texans, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Special House Committee on Health Care Services for Low-income Texans.
Subjects: Indigent health care | Medically uninsured |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 h349l
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [79 pages  File size: 2,648 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor the implementation of legislation passed by the 69th Legislature to improve health care services to low-income Texans to insure that legislative intent is being followed, that proper coordination is being achieved, and that the results of the programs meet expectations.
2. The committee shall evaluate the programs to discover problems with administration and design and shall formulate suggested remedies for any problems.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives : report of the Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Counties | County budgets | County government | Indigent health care | Property taxes | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Statutory revision | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Tax appraisals |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 c832
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [140 pages  File size: 4,573 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 5.
2. To examine county ordinance-making authority and its ramifications.
3. To classify, investigate, and analyze county law as it presently exists.
4. To investigate the various sources of revenue that counties currently have.
5. To examine the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, revenues regarding tax exempt status of federal securities on county revenues.
6. In cooperation with the House Committee on Urban Affairs and the House-Senate Joint Committee on Indigent Health Care, study the impact of indigent health care on county government.
7. Conduct a mid-course review of the activities to date of the Texas Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority (TLLRWDA) and take testimony and gather evidence from interested public officials and private citizens on the matter of low-level nuclear waste disposal in Texas.
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Task Force on Indigent Health Care final report.
Subjects: Indigent health care | Medically uninsured |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 4,287 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Explore and collect information about needs and problems in the delivery of health care to indigents and develop proposed solutions to those problems. The Task Force is charged with presenting a package of findings and recommendations to the 69th Texas Legislature. This package should propose a pilot program approach to implement and test the Task Force's recommended methods of delivering health care to indigents. In the course of its work, the Task Force should address four subjects: who is at risk and what eligibility criteria should be applied to those individuals; the scope of services to be provided; administrative structure to operate a program; and methods of finance.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Access to health care
Library Catalog Title: Access to health care for the American people: updated special report
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hr
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Austin-Travis County medical assistance program
Library Catalog Title: The Austin-Travis County medical assistance program : report to the Task Force on Indigent Health Care, state of Texas.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2ha
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Brief of Amicus Curiae - Stephens v. Bowie County
Library Catalog Title: In the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit : Robert Stephens, by his next friend, Vertie Stephens, and Ida Nelson, plaintiffs v. Bowie County, Texas defendants : on appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hb
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Health care for indigents.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2h
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: National and Texas health statistics
Library Catalog Title: National and Texas health statistics: staff report.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hn
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Preliminary data management plan
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary data management plan.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hd
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Public hospitals as safety net institutions
Library Catalog Title: Public hospitals as safety net institutions for the unemployed and uninsured.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hph
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Reports relating to medical indigency in Texas : preliminary studies
Library Catalog Title: Reports relating to medical indigency in Texas : preliminary studies.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hl 5/84
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: State and local law regarding responsibility
Library Catalog Title: State and local law regarding responsibility for health care for indigents.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hs
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Studies relating to medical indigency in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Studies relating to medical indigency in Texas : a preliminary report.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hl
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Survey findings
Library Catalog Title: Texas group health insurace plans and cost control measures: findings from survey of Texas employers and insurers
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hri
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Texas and national studies
Library Catalog Title: Texas and national studies related to health care for indigents.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in2hns
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Members notebook, including committee roster, proposed calendar, proposed rules, public hearings and site visit schedule, financing related issues, data management status report, and survey timelines
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN2H 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [27 pages]
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: List of archive materials
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN2H 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [34 pages]
Committee: Joint Indigent Health Care, Task Force on
Title: Staff proposals and options, Hospital Responsibilities Workgroup
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN2H 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Public Health.
Subjects: Alcohol-related deaths | Alcoholism | Alternative medicine | Border health | Health care costs | Indigent health care | Mental health services | Mentally ill persons | Psychologists | South Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 h349
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 1,116 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study, in cooperation with the House-Senate Joint Committee in Indigent Health Care, health care needs in South Texas.
2. To study chelation therapy, acupuncture, and the practice of human ecology, in cooperation with the House Committee on Human Services.
3. To study alcoholism in women.
4. To study the role of psychologists in mental health commitment process and in the delivery of health services.
5. Study the issues of rising medical costs and medical cost containment. *
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature ; report of / the Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Crime prevention | Criminal justice | Emergency medical services | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Fines | Firefighters | Flooding | Indigent health care | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Municipally-owned utilities | Real estate development |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ur1
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,640 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To conduct a study on urban flooding.
2. To study payments by municipally-owned utilities in lieu of taxes.
3. To examine minimum staffing requirements for fire protection and emergency medical service in cities.
4. In cooperation with the Committee on County Affairs and the House-Senate Joint Committee of Indigent Health Care, study the payment of medical care provided to indigents at publicly-funded hospitals.
5. To investigate whether Texas cities and those residing within the cities' extraterritorial jurisdiction are being adequately and fairly treated by present annexation laws.
6. To study the possibility of empowering judges optionally to direct small percentages of fines to fund programs such as Crime Stoppers and TIPS, currently funded by voluntary contributions.
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: Interim Report - Health Issues
Library Catalog Title: Response to Senate resolution 764 and Senate resolution 657 : rubella population, school health policy, medically needy issues, impact of new federalism.
Subjects: Federal funds | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Persons with disabilities | School-based health clinics |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 r822
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,232 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a study of the low-functioning rubella population of Texas, including documentation of the size of the population, the degree and nature of their impairments, and the resulting impact on state programs.
2. Conduct a study of the standards which should be established for health care services provided by school districts and of the standards for staffing of school health programs.
3. Conduct an investigation of the health-care needs of the medically indigent population of Texas and persons living in medically underserved areas of the state.
4. Conduct such interim studies and evaluations of human services programs as are necessary to determine the appropriate role of the agencies involved and the effect on citizens receiving services from these prorams.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: SR 764
Library Call Number: SR 764
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 1,114 kb]
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 67th [i.e. 66th] Legislature.
Subjects: County budgets | County government | County sheriffs | Disaster relief | District attorneys | District courts | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Hospital districts | Indigent health care | Judicial interpretation of legislation | Liability | Municipal utility districts | Municipalities | Natural disasters | Security guards | Sovereign immunity | State Property Tax Board | Tax Assessor Examiners, Board of | Water districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 in8
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,110 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Texas Assessor Examiners State Property Tax Board (School Tax Assessment Practices Board)
2. Review the legal status and effects of validation acts.
3. Review the status of hospital districts in Texas created by general and special law, including processes of petition, election, funding and administration.
4. Review the particular problems encountered by hospital districts which are required to treat large numbers of indigent patients or districts which support medical schools or teaching hospitals. Make recommendations regarding funding for indigent health care and residency programs. *
5. Review county bidding, contracting and purchasing procedures.
6. Determine the costs to counties caused by the district judicial and administrative system of Texas.
7. Study risk management of elected and appointed officials of local government.
8. Study the legal relationships between utility districts and cities' extraterritorial jurisdiction when the two units overlap.
9. Determine the status of reserve deputy sheriffs in Texas with particular attention to the question of employment and compensation for work involving private security.
10. Evaluate the adequacy of the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 to determine if more state effort is needed to assist local governments in disaster relief, cleanup operations, and evacuation planning and machinery.
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report : sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Councils of government | Indigent health care | Organized labor | Public retirement systems | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 in8
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,541 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study whether is would be beneficial to the citizens of Texas to grant collective bargaining rights to public employee. *
2. Review the purpose and functions of the Councils of Governments. *
3. Study the problem of providing hospital care for non-resident indigents in Texas county hospital districts. *
4. Study the Firemen's and Policemen's Civil Service and Pension Systems. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Background information for interim committee report.
Library Catalog Title: Background information for interim committee report / House of Representatives, Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 in8b
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Assessing quality in medical care
Library Catalog Title: Assessing quality in medical care : report of the Joint Subcommittee on Public Health to the 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Emergency medical services | Health maintenance organizations | Indigent health care | Quality of care |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96as
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,595 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study health care issues in Texas, including health maintenance organizations, the certificate of need system, emergency medical services, professional standards review organizations, the health care problems of the medically indigent, and quality in medical care. *
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Selected health care issues
Library Catalog Title: A study of selected health care issues in the State of Texas : report of the Joint Subcommittee on Public Health to the 64th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Emergency medical services | Health maintenance organizations | Indigent health care | Quality of care |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96r
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 3,695 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study health care issues in Texas, including health maintenance organizations, the certificate of need system, emergency medical services, professional standards review organizations, the health care problems of the medically indigent, and quality in medical care. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Selected health care issues in the state of Texas
Library Catalog Title: A study of selected health care issues in the state of Texas / prepared by the staff of the Joint Subcommittee on Public Health.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96rp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Committee documentation.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96ht
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [18 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Background information for the San Antonio hearing, August 15 & 16, 1974.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96ht
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [141 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Committee documentation for the Lubbock hearing, August 29 & 30, 1974.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96ht
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [100 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Medical care delivery in the United States and Texas
Library Catalog Title: A report on the predominant mode of medical care delivery in the United States and Texas : fee-for-service / Committee staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h88f
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Rural health care
Library Catalog Title: A report on rural health care / Committee staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h88rh
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Professional standards review organizations
Library Catalog Title: A report on professional standards review organizations / Shirley Anthony.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h88p
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Emergency medical service systems
Library Catalog Title: A report on emergency medical service systems / Freda Kjolhede.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h88e
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Committee documentation for the Houston hearing, November 7 & 8, 1974.
Library Catalog Title: Hearings.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96ht
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [32 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Medical indigence & health care resources : a comparison
Library Catalog Title: Medical indigence & health care resources : a comparison / prepared by Anne E. Reynolds.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96med
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Public Health
Title: Background information for the Edinburg hearing, September 19 & 20, 1974.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p96ht
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [17 pages]
Committee: House Medical Welfare Program, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas medical welfare program : a report to the House of the 63rd Legislature / by the House Interim Committee on Medical Welfare.
Subjects: Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medical reimbursements |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 M468
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,157 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the entire medical welfare program in the state of Texas, giving special attention to the desirability and feasibility of implementing the following changes: (1) Placing a limit on the number of days a beneficiary can stay in the hospital; (2) Requesting the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare give permission to the State to limit the cost of hospital rooms for Medicaid patients to a figure in line with that provided in private health insurance plans for families earning $8,000 to $10,000 a year; (3) Establishing a fixed fee schedule to replace "usual, and customary fees" charged Medicaid patients; and (4) Establishing a surgical schedule for Medicaid like that provided in private insurance plans, including a limit to be paid physicians for obstetrical care.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Medical Welfare Program, Interim
Title: The Blue Cross role in Medicaid
Library Catalog Title: The Blue Cross role in Medicaid / prepared for the House Interim Committee on Medical Welfare by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
Library Call Number: L1836.62 M468B
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [127 pages  File size: 4,764 kb]
Committee: House Medical Welfare Program, Interim
Title: Transcript, May 19, 1972, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 M468H 5/19
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [48 pages  File size: 42,003 kb]
Committee: House Medical Welfare Program, Interim
Title: Statement by L. Dean Cobb, Chairman, December 19, 1972
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 M468MS
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [17 pages  File size: 678 kb]

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