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Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Border health | Drug overdoses | Drug-related deaths | Hospitals | Interstate compacts | Medical education | Medical licensing | Medical marijuana | Nursing shortages | Opioids | Physician shortages | Public health | Rural health care | Substance abuse | Telemedicine |
Library Call Number: L1836.87 H39h
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 2,369 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Consider issues involving access to health care along the Texas-Mexico border, including, but not limited to, the ability to access providers, hospital capacity, pharmaceutical adequacy and whether any particularized training or education is necessary or appropriate.
2. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
  • HB 4, 87th R.S., relating to the provision and delivery of telemedicine and telehealth services; and
  • HB 1616, 87th R.S., relating to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
3. Study the impact of fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths in Texas. Evaluate existing data collection, dissemination, and mitigation strategies regarding opioid abuse in Texas. Make recommendations to improve coordinated prevention, education, treatment, and data-sharing.
4. Study current telemedicine trends by assessing and making recommendations related to standardizing required documentation healthcare providers must obtain for consent for treatment, data collection, sharing and retention schedules, and providing telemedicine medical services to certain cancer patients receiving pain management services and supportive palliative care.
5. Examine existing resources and available opportunities to strengthen the state’s nursing and other health professional workforce, including rural physicians and nurses.
6. Assess ongoing challenges in the rural health care system and the impact of legislation and funding from the 87th regular and special sessions on strengthening rural health care and the sustainability of rural hospitals and health care providers. Evaluate federal regulations authorizing the creation of a Rural Emergency Hospital provider type and determine if promoting this type of facility could increase local access to care in rural areas of the state.

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