NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Health & Human Services

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, April 20, 2004

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Jane Nelson

The Committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony on:

Charge #6 - Study health facility regulation in Texas and
make recommendations that facilitate innovation and patient safety.
Concentrate studies on hospitals, including niche hospitals, Federally
Qualified Health Centers, and long term care facilities, and make
recommendations for improving patient choice, facility competition,
indigent health care, and for maintaining a competitive, patient-oriented
health care industry.

Charge # 4 (portion) - Moniter the implementation and make recommendations
to enhance the effectiveness of expansion and new construction of Federally
Qualified Health Centers.