NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Thursday, October 3, 2002

PLACE: Edinburg

CHAIR: Senator Jane Nelson

The Senate Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers
will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at the following

The University of Texas - Pan American
The Media Theatre
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Texas

*Parking for the public will be available in Parking Lot A.

I.     Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

III.   Welcome

IV.    Discussion of Committee Charges

V.     Invited Testimony
       Jose Montemayor - Commissioner - Texas Department of Insurance
       Richard E. Anderson, M.D. - Chairman - The Doctors Company
       Kathy Julia - Attorney - Law Offices of Preston Henrichson
       Carlos Cardenas - Gastroenterologist - South Texas
              Gastroenterology & Associates
       Louis Garcia - CEO / Administrator - McAllen Medical Center

VI.    Public Testimony

VII.   Other Business

VIII.  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 prior to the meeting so
that appropriate arrangements can be made.