HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                         NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Public Health

TIME & DATE:  2:00PM or upon adjournment,
             Wednesday, April 16, 1997

PLACE: E2.026

CHAIR: Rep. Hugo Berlanga

To consider the following:

HB 1734            Delisi
Relating to the monitoring of community mental health and mental
retardation centers.

HB 2226            Delisi / et al.
Relating to the state's mental health and mental retardation
services system; providing penalties.

HB 2307            Junell
Relating to granting the Health and Human Services Commission the
authority to determine fees, charges, and payment rates under the
state Medicaid program.

HB 2397            Finnell
Relating to certain agreements to provide health care services
under the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act.

HB 2449            Hirschi
Relating to the approval of a licensed dietitian as a service
provider under the chronically ill and disabled children's program.

HB 2677            Chavez / et al.
Relating to portable restroom facilities.

HB 2913            Berlanga
Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services
Commission to administer and operate the Medicaid managed care

HB 2984            Hunter
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program regarding the
care, rehabilitation, and education of medically fragile children
and their families.

HB 3075            Berlanga
Relating to the possession of dangerous drugs.

HB 3121            Chavez
Relating to the licensing and inspection of certain hospitals.

HB 3135            Naishtat
Relating to the application for mental retardation services by a
guardian and to eligibility for guardianship.

HB 3410            Hirschi
Relating to the practice of psychological associates and

HB 3487            Holzheauser
Relating to the distribution of and fees charged by health care
providers or health facilities for certain medical or mental health

HB 3514            Goolsby
Relating to the right of a patient or the patient's representative
to a copy of the patient's medical records.

HCR 156            Janek
Directing the Texas Department of Health to develop a comprehensive
plan to control the spread of Hepatitis A in Texas.

HCR 189            Berlanga / et al.
Directing the Health and Human Services Commission to improve access to
healthcare for children.

SB 291            Patterson, Jerry
Relating to the regulation of orthotists and prosthetists;
providing a civil penalty.

Pursuant to a suspension in the rules, the following bills will also be

HB 1897            Gray
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Acupuncture Examiners.



HB 2481