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Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Dental care | Dental Examiners, Texas State Board of | Farmers | Food safety | Health care costs | Hunger | Medicaid | Medical education | Medical records | Nurse practitioners | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Physician assistants | Physician shortages | Property tax exemptions | Public health | School nutrition | Small farms | State hospitals | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 H349h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the adequacy of the primary care workforce in Texas and assess the impact of an aging population, the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and state and federal funding reductions to graduate medical education and physician loan repayment programs. Study the potential impact of medical school innovations, new practice models, alternative reimbursement strategies, expanded roles for physician extenders, and greater utilization of telemedicine. Make recommendations to increase patient access to primary care and address geographic disparities.
2. Study the various health registries maintained by the state, including the similarities and differences in reporting, consent, security, and portability of data. Assess registry compliance with standards for the protection and transmission of registry data and identify any additional steps necessary to ensure security, efficiency, and utilization.
3. Monitor implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including any changes that may result from ongoing litigation or legislative modification or repeal. (Joint with the House Committee on Insurance)
4. Identify policies to alleviate food insecurity, increase access to healthy foods, and incent good nutrition within existing food assistance programs. Consider initiatives in Texas and other states to eliminate food deserts and grocery gaps, encourage urban agriculture and farmers' markets, and increase participation in the Summer Food Program. Evaluate the desirability and feasibility of incorporating nutritional standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Monitor congressional activity on the 2012 Farm Bill and consider its impact on Texas. (Joint with the House Committee on Human Services)
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report - Joint with Committee on State Affairs
Library Catalog Title: Joint interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Competency to stand trial | Criminally insane | End of life issues | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Medical savings accounts | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Prescription drug costs | Prescription drugs | Reverse mortgages | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349sa
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 3,061 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations, if necessary, regarding the state's role in regulating pharmacy benefit managers in the interest of consumer protection. Examine alternative methods of dispensing maintenance drugs, including mail service and retail pharmacies, and provide an analysis of the state's role in protecting consumers. Joint Charge with State Affairs Committee.
2. Study how to reduce dependence on Medicaid for the provision of long term care by increasing use of long-term care insurance and health savings accounts. Include a study of options for increasing the use of advance planning tools, such as health care power of attorney and living wills, to ensure more effective decision-making regarding critical end-of-life and other health care decisions. Finally, study the feasibility of implementing innovative models of nursing facility services that encourage autonomy, choice and dignity of residents. Joint Charge with State Affairs Committee.
3. Study the current laws/policies relating to forensic patients in our State Hospitals and Community Mental Health Organizations. Include analysis of and recommendations relating to pre- and post-trial forensic patients, competency laws and procedures, current treatment policies and guidelines, cost and placement considerations for creating specialty units for forensic patients, judicial discretion and medical best practices. Joint Charge with State Affairs Committee.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Joint with Committee on Health and Human Services
Library Catalog Title: Joint interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Competency to stand trial | Criminally insane | End of life issues | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Nursing homes | Prescription drug costs | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349sa
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 3,061 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations, if necessary, regarding the state's role in regulating pharmacy benefit managers in the interest of consumer protection. Examine alternative methods of dispensing maintenance drugs, including mail service and retail pharmacies, and provide an analysis of the state's role in protecting consumers. Joint Charge with Health and Human Services Committee
2. Study how to reduce dependence on Medicaid for the provision of long term care by increasing use of long-term care insurance and health savings accounts. Include a study of options for increasing the use of advance planning tools, such as health care power of attorney and living wills, to ensure more effective decision-making regarding critical end-of-life and other health care decisions. Finally, study the feasibility of implementing innovative models of nursing facility services that encourage autonomy, choice and dignity of residents. Joint Charge with Health and Human Services Committee.
3. Study the current laws/policies relating to forensic patients in our State Hospitals and Community Mental Health Organizations. Include analysis of and recommendations relating to pre- and post-trial forensic patients, competency laws and procedures, current treatment policies and guidelines, cost and placement considerations for creating specialty units for forensic patients, judicial discretion and medical best practices. Joint Charge with Health and Human Services Committee.
Committee: House Facilities for the Criminally Insane and the Insane Criminal
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: This may make you mad -- : a report to the 61th Legislature / by the House Interim Committee on Facilities for the Criminally Insane and Insane Criminal.
Subjects: Criminally insane | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 f118
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 2,360 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The study shall be made in depth, to include legal, medical, rehabilitative, and preventive aspects of mental illness with criminal tendencies, and the entire study shall be related to care and facilities based on the maximum of 250 patients.
Committee: Senate Cost of Government
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 58th Legislature, state of Texas / by the Senate Cost of Government Study Committee.
Subjects: Computers | Juvenile justice system | Prison labor | State government | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.57 c832
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Online version: View report [76 pages  File size: 3,309 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. That said Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of determining any and all ways and means of eliminating waste and extravagances in Texas State Government operations; developing management procedures and patterns in the various State departments, agencies and institutions whereby State services authorized by law may be the most economically and efficiently rendered to the people of this state; and reporting on these and other matters contributing to the general objective of this resolution to the Senate at such times and in such manner as it may deem desirable.
Committee: House Investigate State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions Investigation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Legislative Investigating Committee on Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions.
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | State hospitals | State supported living centers |
Library Call Number: L1836.50 EL25
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 677 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the needs and operations of the State's elemosynary and reformatory institutions. *
Committee: House State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions Subcommittee on State Institutions for Insane, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the subcommittee [to the Committee] on Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions
Subjects: Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., 3rd C.S. 235 (1936)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 162 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the conditions existing in the State Insane Institutions and the conditions of various county jails throughout Texas wherein insane patients are incarcerated, and investigate into the needs of such State Institutions, and the proper appropriation necessary to adequately provide for these unfortunates.

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

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