NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Health & Human Services

TIME & DATE:  8:30AM or upon adjournment
             Thursday, April 5, 2001

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Mike Moncrief

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will meet at 8:30
a.m. or upon completion of the Senate Local and Uncontested
Calendar.  To consider the following:

HB 102            Maxey / et al.           SP: Moncrief
Relating to abolishing the electronic imaging program of the Texas
Department of Human Services.

SB 8            Cain
Relating to discrimination in health care rates and reimbursement;
providing administrative penalties.

SB 280            Nelson
Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Health to prepare a
request for information for storing and distributing vaccines.

SB 281            Nelson
Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Health to allow
health care providers to use certain vaccines in the vaccines for
children program.

SB 282            Nelson
Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Health to promote the
vaccines for children program to certain health care providers not
currently enrolled in the program.

SB 367            Zaffirini
Relating to ensuring an appropriate care setting for a person with
a disability.

SB 368            Zaffirini
Relating to permanency planning procedures for children in state

SB 791            Nelson
Relating to the imposition of administrative, civil, and criminal
penalties and the authorization of emergency license suspension for
certain licensing programs regulated by the Texas Department of

SB 876            Moncrief / et al.
Relating to the use of restraint, seclusion, and emergency
psychoactive medication in certain health care facilities.

SB 1106            Bernsen
Relating to the application of the Medical Liability and Insurance
Improvement Act of Texas to optometrists and therapeutic

SB 1152            Van de Putte
Relating to establishing the Tex Rx plan.

SB 1394            Fraser
Relating to the operation of a statewide rural health care system.

SB 1469            Moncrief
Relating to creating a pilot treatment program for certain adults
on community supervision.

SB 1470            Moncrief
Relating to creating a pilot treatment program for certain
juveniles on probation.

SB 1683            Jackson
Relating to the management of money earned by certain children
while receiving services from the Department of Protective and
Regulatory Services.

Pending Business:

SB 34            Zaffirini
Relating to providing dental services to certain recipients of
medical assistance.

SB 40            Zaffirini
Relating to tuition assistance for licensed vocational nursing
students who agree to practice in long-term care facilities.

SB 42            Zaffirini
Relating to identifying and addressing the needs of certain
recipients of financial assistance and dependent children of
recipients of financial assistance.

SB 43            Zaffirini / et al.
Relating to simplifying the certification process for medical
assistance provided to children.

SB 49            Zaffirini
Relating to applying penalties to recipients of financial and
nutritional assistance  for certain drug- and alcohol-related

SB 51            Zaffirini
Relating to the provision of Medicaid to certain persons making the
transition from foster care to independent living.

SB 297            West, Royce
Relating to providing supplemental financial assistance to certain

SB 532            Nelson / et al.
Relating to medical assistance for certain persons in need of
treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

SB 572            Moncrief / et al.
Relating to the reduction of the shortage of registered nurses by
establishing a program to increase enrollments in nursing education
programs, increasing nursing faculty, and creating a nursing
workforce data center.

SB 772            Harris
Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Human Services to
establish criteria for designating nursing facility operators with
excellent operating records as eligible to acquire a license to
operate another existing nursing facility on an expedited basis.

SB 789            Moncrief
Relating to the regulation and reimbursement of telemedicine
medical services.

SB 894            Moncrief / et al.
Relating to bulk purchasing of prescription drugs by certain state

SB 1056            Shapleigh / et al.
Relating to capitation and reimbursement rates under the state
child health plan in the Texas-Mexico border region.

SB 1245            Moncrief
Relating to providing for the registry of acts of misconduct by
certain employees of certain health care agencies and facilities.



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