HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                         NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Public Health

TIME & DATE:  2:00PM or upon adjournment,
             Wednesday, April 30, 1997

PLACE: E2.026

CHAIR: Rep. Hugo Berlanga

To consider the following:

HB 1459            Coleman / et al.
Relating to the delivery and funding of certain mental health,
chemical dependency, and mental retardation services through
networks established by community centers; establishing
requirements for capitation and other at-risk contracts for members
of the state's priority population; and declaring an emergency.

HB 1732            Dukes
Relating to the definition of a physical therapist.

HB 1803            Rodriguez / et al.
Relating to control of tuberculosis in certain jail populations.

HB 2246            Delisi
Relating to the issuance of licenses to practice medicine to
persons who attended certain foreign medical schools.

HB 2472            Maxey
Relating to the reporting of certain injuries to the Department of
Public Health.

HB 3057            Berlanga
Relating to regulation of opticians; providing a civil and criminal penalty

HB 3096            Jones, Jesse
Relating to the fees required for copies of certain medical

HB 3155            Hilbert
Relating to the issuance of a license to practice as an emergency
medical technician-paramedic.

HB 3195            Janek
Relating to the regulation of the practice of optometry.

HB 3342            Delisi
Relating to creating the Texas Public Health Foundation and the
Texas Public Health Foundation Commission.

HB 3587            Hirschi / et al.
Relating to granting authority for certain County-Municipality
Hospital Boards created under Section 265.031, Subtitle C, Title 4,
Health and Safety Code to acquire, lease or manage other hospitals
within the same county, in order to displace competition with
regulation, maintain local control over health care and allow
County-Municipality Hospital Boards to benefit from economies of

SB 264            Zaffirini
Relating to the treatment of persons with mental illness.

SB 403            Zaffirini / et al.
Relating to funding of the Medicaid disproportionate share program
through an assessment imposed against certain hospitals and
hospital districts.

SB 514            Moncrief
Relating to requiring the Health and Human Services Commission to
promulgate uniform fair hearing rules for all Medicaid-funded

SB 600            Harris / et al.
Relating to the collection and use of certain information by cancer

SB 614            Zaffirini
Relating to assignment of Medicaid payments.

SB 786            Madla
Relating to the authority of pharmacists to administer
immunizations and vaccinations.

SB 788            Ellis / et al.
Relating to the filing of annual reports of community benefits
plans by nonprofit hospitals.

SB 802            Zaffirini
Relating to collection of certain information from certain

SB 1243            Madla
Relating to the practice of perfusion.

SB 1295            Cain
Relating to licensure of certain international medical students who
have successfully completed a Fifth Pathway Program.

SB 609            Madla
Relating to the regulation of pharmacies and pharmacists; providing
a penalty.

SB 908            Zaffirini
Relating to the licensing and inspection of certain hospitals.

HCR 215            Delisi
Directing the Health and Human Services Commission to implement
cost-saving measures in the Medicaid prescription drug program.

SB 877            Sibley
Relating to the regulation of the practice of dentistry.

SB 644            Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of certain air ambulance companies.