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HB 709 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to a study conducted by Texas A&M University on services for children and families available in rural counties for children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1697 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the establishment of a pediatric health tele-connectivity resource program for rural Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2996 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a rural resident physician grant program. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3577 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services educational program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3582 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to agriculture, including the regulation of seed by a political subdivision and the abolition of certain entities associated with the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1455 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a rural resident physician grant program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2088 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the reimbursement of rural hospitals in the Texas Medicaid program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 756 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2004 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1305 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1397 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the establishment of a rural resident physician grant program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1493 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the transfer of programs from the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 143 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to programs designed to enhance medical education in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 394 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the authority of certain counties to provide health care services. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1181 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to abolishing the Texas Department of Rural Affairs and transferring its functions to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Department of State Health Services, and Department of Agriculture. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1327 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the creation of a grant program to defray the cost of constructing a new health facility in a rural county. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2149 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to contracts between rural hospitals and certain insurers. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
SB 74 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the disposition of surplus or salvage data processing equipment of a university system or an institution or agency of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 643 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the creation of a grant program to defray the cost of constructing a new health facility in a rural county. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
SB 783 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of certain counties to provide health care services. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
HB 1776 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to reimbursement for health care services provided at certain times to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1924 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the performance of pharmacy services in certain rural areas. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2362 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to an electronic diagnostic database for rural physicians. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3408 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of certain counties to provide health care services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 4046 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the creation of nonprofit health corporations with assistance from the Texas Rural Foundation. House: Public Health Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 4393 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the creation of a pilot program to provide electronic prescribing tools to rural physicians. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1579 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to reimbursement for health care services provided at certain times to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1641 80-0 (2007) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to reimbursement for health care services provided at certain times to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2542 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 31 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the creation and administration of the rural physician and dentist loan repayment program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
SB 569 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to reimbursement for health care services provided at certain times to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 910 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
HB 2619 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a program by the Office of Rural Community Affairs to assist rural areas with the establishment of emergency services districts. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2796 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the provision of health care in areas near the Texas-Mexico border. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3102 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the employment recruitment and retention of physicians by rural hospitals. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3317 79-0 (2005) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to financial arrangements between referring health care providers and providers of designated health services in rural areas; providing penalties. House: Public Health No action taken in committee
SB 67 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a program to promote the training and retention of health care professionals in this state. Senate: Education No action taken in subcommittee
SB 330 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to the creation of a stroke committee and the development of a statewide stroke emergency transport plan and stroke facility criteria. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1001 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health care in medically underserved communities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1069 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to the collection and release of certain data by the Department of State Health Services; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1240 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the employment of physicians by a rural hospital. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1241 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to financial arrangements between referring health care providers and providers of designated health services in rural areas; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 289 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to a disclosure of a financial interest by a committee member or the executive director of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1325 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the rural physician assistant loan reimbursement program. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1785 78-0 (2003) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a geriatric education and care research center for the Texas-Louisiana border region. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1877 78-0 (2003) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to creating the rural physician relief program. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1928 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to annual reports filed with the Office of Rural Community Affairs by emergency services districts. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2632 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 56 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of comprehensive access points for health care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 363 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to annual reports filed with the Office of Rural Community Affairs by emergency services districts. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 446 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente
Relating to the authority of the Rural Foundation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 528 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to certain money received by a regional advisory council for trauma care. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 529 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Relating to temporarily exempting emergency medical services personnel who serve a rural area of the state from certain legal requirements. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 530 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Relating to performance measures for regional advisory councils in trauma service areas. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 858 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to creating the rural physician relief program. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SJR 29 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum tax rate that may be imposed on property in an emergency services district. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 7 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to creating the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 246 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the creation and funding of the Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program to attract and retain rural health care professionals. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 373 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to creating a foundation to finance health programs in the rural areas of the state. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 611 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the regulation of telepharmacy as a method to dispense drugs. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 626 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to funds for capital improvements to certain rural clinics. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 766 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to funding telemedicine service and health care facilities through a grant or loan from the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 910 77-0 (2001) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the establishment of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center South Texas Center for Rural Public Health. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 974 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the practice of teledentistry. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1018 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to certain applicants applying for a license to practice medicine. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1124 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to establishing a community healthcare awareness and mentoring program for students. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1443 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to creating the rural physician relief program. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1575 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain dental hygienists. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2308 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the basic health care services a county is required to provide to indigent county residents. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2421 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to establishing a program to recruit rural medical students for service in rural communities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2422 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the provision of data by a rural provider to the Texas Health Care Information Council. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2423 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the designation of a hospital as a rural hospital. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2424 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to payment for services provided by rural hospitals and physicians under the state child health plan. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2426 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to disbursements to rural hospitals from the tertiary care account. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2446 77-0 (2001) Author: Glaze, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to emergency medical services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 2468 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to capitation and reimbursement rates under the state child health plan in the Texas-Mexico border region. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2542 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the advisory committee for the Center for Rural Health Initiatives. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3010 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to the operation of a statewide rural health care system. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HCR 214 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Memorializing Congress to establish a separate Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for the Texas-Mexico border region. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SB 64 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the use of telemedicine in the state Medicaid program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 66 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the creation and operation of a telemedicine pilot program to provide certain workers' compensation medical benefits. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 69 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for certain telemedicine services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 93 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to providing telemedicine services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 115 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to creating a foundation to finance health programs in the rural areas of the state. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 126 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program to attract and retain rural health care professionals. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 216 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the funding of telecommunications infrastructure for telemedicine services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to State Affairs
SB 514 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to expanding certain grant programs formerly limited to physicians to include other health care professionals. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 516 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to creating the rural physician relief program and to licensing of physicians intending to practice in rural areas or other underserved or shortage areas. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1056 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to capitation and reimbursement rates under the state child health plan in the Texas-Mexico border region. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1216 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to establishing a program to recruit rural medical students for service in rural communities. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1394 77-0 (2001) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the operation of a statewide rural health care system. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1756 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to creating the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 180 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Commending Congressman Charles Stenholm of Stamford, Congressman Beau Boulte of Amarillo, and Congressman Ralph Hall of Rockwall for their concern for rural Texas health care. Signed by the Governor
SCR 25 70-2 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: McKinney, Mike
Establishing the Special Task Force on Rural Health Care Delivery in Texas. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration, Special
Signed by the Governor
HB 1281 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the composition and duties of the State Rural Medical Education Board. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
HB 67 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to contracts with medical students to engage in family practice in rural and underserved urban areas. House: Higher Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 1089 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Making an appropriation to the State Rural Medical Education Board; and declaring an emergency. House: Appropriations Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HCR 1 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Requesting the Department of Human Resources to make payments to rural health clinics for health care services as required under P.L. 95-210 effective July 1, 1978. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
SB 151 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Head, Fred
Making an appropriation to the State Rural Medical Education Board; and declaring an emergency. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Failure to suspend the rules
SCR 25 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Ezzell, Michael H.
Resolved, That the 66th Legislature request the Department of Human Resources to make payments to rural health clinics for health care services legally provided by them to Medicaid recipients as required under P.L. 95-210. House: Appropriations
Senate: Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 219 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Slack, Richard C.
Making an appropriation to the State Rural Medical Education Board; and declaring an emergency. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 554 64-0 (1975) Author: Leland, Mickey Relating to increasing the rate of the cigarette tax and allocating the receipts from the additional tax to the Texas rural medical education board fund. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1898 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to an appropriation to the State Rural Medical Education Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 683 63-0 (1973) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Relating to the creation of the State Rural Medical Education Board; to prescribe its duties; to provide for loans, grants or scholarships to students desiring to study medicine and agreeing to practice in rural areas; defining rural areas and for other purposes; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SB 149 46-0 (1939) Author: Head, James Manley Relating to making an appropriation for the State Health Department for the purpose of establishing and conducting full time rural health services on a cooperative basis when deemed necessary by the State Health Department.
HB 2 37-2 (1921) Author: Satterwhite, Robert Lee Relating to an appropriation for the State Health Department for the eradication of certain contagious diseases.
SB 9 37-2 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy Relating to Rural Sanitation.
SB 159 35-0 (1917) Author: Strickland, Jeff J. Relating to appropriating out of the general revenue not heretofore appropriated the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1917, and the further sum of $45,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1918, to defray the expenses of the Department of the State Health Officer of the State of Texas in Intensive Rural Health Work and Rural Sanitation leading to the prevention and eradication of malaria, hook-worm, typhoid fever, and other contagious or infectious diseases in the State of Texas.

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