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2 Document(s) [ Subject: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ]

Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Diet and nutrition | Emergency management | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Food safety | H1N1 virus | Health care | Health care costs | Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome | Influenza | Medicaid | Obesity | Parents | Teacher Retirement System of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 H349h
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 854 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor implementation of legislation intended to curb rising obesity rates in Texas. Study and make recommendations regarding better coordination of prevention efforts and evidence-based strategies to reduce the impact of obesity on health care costs. Include recommendations related to the use of federal stimulus funds targeted toward obesity prevention.
2. Study the state's ability to respond to the H1N1 virus. Examine issues related to vaccine and antiviral distribution and capacity, disease surveillance, communication with providers and the public, intergovernmental cooperation, and medical surge capability.
3. Determine how the state can best coordinate efforts to streamline health care delivery with health information technology (HIT). Identify areas in state law that affect the adoption and use of HIT. Recommend statutory changes as necessary.
4. Identify factors influencing health care cost trends in Texas, including practices or policies that may contribute to regional variations. Investigate medical imaging utilization and its impact on the cost and quality of health care. Recommend policy changes to promote best practices, reduce costs, and improve quality within the state Medicaid program, Employees Retirement System, and Teacher Retirement System. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Appropriations
5. Examine the need for and barriers to implementing routine HIV screenings as recommended in 2006 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Assess the impact of implementation on HIV transmission, health outcomes, clinical progression, and mortality.
6. Pursuant to HB 1672, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, Section 4, study the policies and procedures related to the disclosure required by Chapter 33, Health and Safety Code, to the parent, managing conservator, or guardian of a newborn child.
7. Identify any gaps in Texas laws that may prevent coordinated efforts, both statewide and on the border, to ensure a safe food supply. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Border and Intergovernmental Affairs
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Joint AIDS, Legislative Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: AIDS in Texas : facing the crisis : report to the Seventy-first Legislature / Legislative Task Force on AIDS.
Subjects: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 ai25
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [220 pages  File size: 7,950 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome on Texas, and recommend public policies needed to reduce dramatically the current and projected impact of AIDs on texas. Give special attention to the current and anticipated economic burden of AIDS in Texas; the current and future health care and social service needs of people with AIDS and HIV infection; the development of human and institutional resources needed to care for people with AIDs and HIV infection; The state's role in financing the care of AIDS patients; alternative financing to increase the availability, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of services. *

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

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