NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers

TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Thursday, August 15, 2002

PLACE: San Antonio

CHAIR: Senator Jane Nelson

The Senate Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers
will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2002 at the following
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Business Building Room 2.01.02
6900 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, Texas

*If needed, Business Building Room 2.01.10 will serve as an overflow
area for members of the public.
*Parking for the public will be available in Parking Lot 4.

I.     Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

III.   Welcome

IV.    Discussion of Committee Charge - Medical Malpractice

V.     Invited Testimony - Medical Malpractice
       Jose Montemayor - Commissioner - Texas Department of Insurance
       Joe Cunningham, M.D. - Providence Health Center
       Vicky Gould - Vice President, Claims - American Physicians
          Insurance Exchange
       Darrell Keith - Attorney - Darrell Keith Law Firm
       Beth A. Peters - Vice President and Senior Attorney - Texas
          Health Resources

VI.    Public Testimony

VII.   Discussion of Committee Charge - Prompt Payment

VIII.  Invited Testimony
       Jose Montemayor - Commissioner - Texas Department of Insurance
       Elton Bomer

IX.    Public Testimony

X.     Other Business

XI.    Recess

Notice of Assistance at Public Meetings:
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may
need auxillary aids or services are requested to contact Cheri
Huddleston, Committee Clerk, at 512-463-0109 at least two (2) weeks
prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.