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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Thursday, April 15, 2010

9:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services was held on Thursday, April 15, 2010, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Eliot Shapleigh

Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Royce West

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Dan Patrick

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

Senator Nelson made opening remarks regarding interim charges 4 and 9.

 

Senator Nelson called panel one to provide invited testimony on improving the overall quality of our health care system and making the best possible use of our health care resources (see attached witness list).

 

Senator Nelson called panel two to provide invited testimony on improving the overall quality of our health care system and making the best possible use of our health care resources (see attached witness list).

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

At 1:12 p.m. Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

At 1:16 p.m. Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 1:56 p.m. Senator Deuell moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Austin Holder, Clerk