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11 Document(s) [ Subject: Health, Texas Department of ]

Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative medicine | Biological weapons | Drug rehabilitation programs | Health, Texas Department of | Homeland security | Hospital districts | Immunizations | Medical licensing | Medical reimbursements | Mental health services | Prescription drug costs | Public health | Substance abuse | Terrorism | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 h349h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [119 pages  File size: 429 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the state of the healthcare infrastructure in Texas in light of hospital closures, rising costs, constrained reimbursement rates, workforce issues and any other pertinent factors. Consider differences in regions or localities that might adversely affect healthcare delivery to specific groups of Texans.
2. Conduct an extensive review of access to programs and treatment options for mental illness and substance abuse. Identify barriers to access and any gaps in existing programs.
3. Examine the costs and benefits of allowing state and local governments to provide health and preventive care without regard to the immigration status of the patient.
4. Gather information about the production, distribution, use and disposal of biological agents that could be used in terrorist actions, as well as vaccines that would be used to respond to biological attacks. Review hospital plans for responding to large-scale emergencies. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
5. Study the use of complementary and alternative medicines in Texas. Is there a need for the state to develop a regulatory framework for their use?
6. Assess the procedures of health-related licensing agencies regarding the intake of complaints, investigation procedures and timetables, and enforcement of laws and rules. Comment on any factors involving the use or abuse of patient information by healthcare agencies or institutions.
7. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction. Pay particular attention to implementation of recommendations to restructure the Department of Health including the childhood immunization program; and implementation of pharmaceutical legislation passed by the 77th Legislature.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 2 Devolution in the state
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 2, studying the impact of devolution on the state.
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Federal funds | Federal government | Health, Texas Department of | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | State agencies | State Auditor's Office, Texas | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 2
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 3,705 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact of devolution and other federal streamlining and efficiency efforts on major state agencies, including full-time equivalent employee (FTE) increases, major programmatic changes, and administrative costs to the state. The Committee shall also study conflicts and overlaps among agencies resulting from federally devolved functions and responsibilities. The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with the Committee on Finance. The final preparation of the report will be the responsibility of the State Affairs Committee.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report - Texas' chest hospitals
Library Catalog Title: Supplemental charge to evaluate TDH's long range plan for Texas' chest hospitals : recommendations to the Senate Finance Interim Committee.
Subjects: Health, Texas Department of | Hospitals | South Texas Hospital | Texas Center for Infectious Diseases | Tuberculosis | University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrl/art. 2,8
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 2,096 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Supplemental charge: Evaluatethe Texas Department of Health Hospitals Long Range Plan.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Food safety | Health care | Health, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h349
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 3,320 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of state and federal food safety programs to improve public confidence in Texas food products and understanding of methods for safe food preparation.
3. Study and design a system to collect Texas health care information, including information costs and quality of care. Priority emphasis should be given to detailed cost information that can be used to evaluate and support changes in provider reimbursement levels and methodologies, including cost containment initiatives.
Committee: Joint Future of Long Term Health Care, Special Task Force
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 71st Legislature / the Special Task Force on the Future of Long Term Health Care.
Subjects: Assisted living facilities | Community care | Community support services | Health, Texas Department of | Home health care services | Human Services, Texas Department of | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medical reimbursements | Nursing homes | Nursing shortages | Quality of care | Senior citizens |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 l859
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 3,408 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the current and future status of long term health care in Texas and to analyze all current laws and regulations that affect long term health care, with the goal of providing quality care for residents in the most efficient manner. The study should include: (1) a cost-efficient, simple and completely integrated regulatory system between the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Department of Human Services; (2) a regulatory system that focuses on enhancing quality care through an incentive program with sanctions and penalties carefully defined; (3) a long-term care reimbursement process designed to foster cost containment, good patient access and quality of care; and (4) defining and streamlining the certification process, as well as Medicaid eligibility.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Future of Long Term Health Care, Special Task Force
Title: HCR 213, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: HCR 213, 70th Leg.
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 181 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives to the Seventy-first Legislative Session.
Subjects: Attorney General Child Support Division | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Children with disabilities | Education Agency, Texas | Health, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Job training programs | Medicaid | Medicaid Vendor Drug Program | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Prescription drugs | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Residential treatment centers | State agencies | State supported living centers | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h88
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,707 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Public Health).
2. To study the feasibility of establishing a co-payment support assistance system based on ability to pay by parents of children in state supported residential care programs.
3. To study and monitor federal welfare reforms and evaluate the impact of such programs on the state AFDC program and state finances.
4. To study the Vendor Drug Program in the Department of Human Services.
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.
Committee: Joint Graft Charges, Investigation of
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to investigate certain charges
Subjects: Fiscal management | Fraud | Government travel | Health, Texas Department of | State Fire Marshal's Office | Theft | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 409 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [4 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges that in various departments of state government there has been mismanagement, misspending, and misapplication of money, together with false and fraudulent returns on expense accounts by employees. *
Committee: Senate Bubonic Plague Appropriation Investigation
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report
Subjects: Disease prevention | Health, Texas Department of | State agency budgets | State employee salaries |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 34th Leg., 1st C.S. 55 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [3 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charge made in Austin American newspaper that Dr. W.R. Collins, State Health Officer, had diverted funds appropriated for the extermination of bubonic plague bearing rats. *
Committee: Senate Bubonic Plague Appropriation Investigation
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Disease prevention | Health, Texas Department of | State agency budgets | State employee salaries |
Library Call Number: S.J. of the Tex., 34th Leg., 1st C.S. 56 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [1 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charge made in Austin American newspaper that Dr. W.R. Collins, State Health Officer, had diverted funds appropriated for the extermination of bubonic plague bearing rats. *

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

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