NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Health Services

TIME & DATE:  1:30PM or upon adjournment
             Tuesday, April 20, 1999

PLACE: E1.016

CHAIR: Senator Jane Nelson


To consider the following:

SB 146            Luna, Gregory
Relating to the regulation of the practice of naturopathic
medicine; providing penalties.

SB 377            Nelson
Relating to review and implementation of health care benefits
required to be provided under certain health benefit plans.

SB 381            Madla
Relating to establishing a visiting physician program to provide
temporary relief to physicians practicing in rural areas.

SB 407            Duncan
Relating to fees charged by a physician for providing a patient
with a copy of the patient's medical records.

SB 1086            Lindsay
Relating to allowing the creation of a new class of pharmacy.

SB 1499            Lindsay
Relating to contracts for Medicaid managed care.

SB 1524            Madla
Relating to the refill of a prescription for a narrow therapeutic
index drug.

SB 1525            Madla
Relating to the practice of dietetics.

SB 1614            Lucio
Relating to the long-range plan for the South Texas Hospital and
the provision of tuberculosis and other health care services in the
Lower Rio Grande Valley.

HB 677            Janek                    SP: Nelson
Relating to physicians who may provide certain mental health

HB 1402            Gray                     SP: Madla
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas
Rehabilitation Commission.

Pending Bills:

SB 1207            Cain
Relating to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the
licensure of physicians; appropriating fees and providing

SB 1618            Cain
Relating to the standardization of credentialing of physicians.