Public Health
8:00 AM, Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Rep. Lois Kolkhorst
The Committee intends to hear as many of the following bills as possible
at its hearing on May 19, 2009, and intends to take up remaining bills at
its hearing on May 20, 2009.
In order to hear from as many witnesses as possible, individual testimony
will be limited to THREE MINUTES.  Please keep this limitation in mind
when preparing your remarks.
The Committee will stand in recess while the House is in session, and will
reconvene at a time to be specified by the Chair.
Bills will not necessarily be taken up in the order specified below,  
depending upon the availability of bill sponsors.
SB 1648
Van de Putte | et al.
Relating to providing outreach services, behavioral health services, and certain health care services related to mental health to certain members and veterans of the armed forces and their families and providing for the creation of related clinical practice guidelines.
SB 344
Nelson | et al.
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study the acceptance at farmers markets of food stamps and benefits under the women, infants, and children supplemental food program.
SB 1409
Relating to the definition of first responder for purposes of the immunization registry.
SB 1171
Relating to certain health-related reports, records, and information.
SB 1127
Van de Putte
Relating to the confidentiality of test results of samples of compounded products.
SB 345
Relating to screening health care personnel of home and community support services agencies for tuberculosis.
SB 1092
Relating to the screening of newborns for sickle-cell trait and other disorders by the Department of State Health Services.

SCR 42
Van de Putte
Renaming Building G at the Department of State Health Services Central Complex as the Dr. Robert Bernstein Building.
SB 790
Relating to clinical practice hours available for professional nursing educational programs at certain hospitals.
SB 531
Patrick, Dan | et al.
Relating to the billing coordination system for claims submitted for payment from the Medicaid program.
SB 1214
Relating to consumption advisories for mercury contamination in fish, crustaceans, molluscan shellfish, and other aquatic and terrestrial animals.
SB 887
Relating to the licensing and regulation of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratories; providing penalties.
SB 1645
Van de Putte
Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing separate reimbursement under the Medicaid vendor drug program for certain pharmacy care management services.
SB 499
Lucio | et al.
Relating to birth records of adopted children.
SB 343
Nelson | et al.
Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to study the retail availability of healthy foods in certain underserved areas of this state.
SB 269
Relating to use of electronically readable information on a driver's license or personal identification certificate in connection with the over-the-counter sale of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or norpseudoephedrine; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 2384
Relating to children's exposure to area-wide soil contamination in certain counties.
SB 292
Relating to the requirement that licensed physicians provide emergency contact information to the Texas Medical Board.
SB 1879
Relating to the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors; providing penalties.
SB 571
Relating to a crematory establishment's authority to accept for cremation unidentified human remains.
SB 705
Relating to the Medicaid consolidated waiver program and other Medicaid long-term care waiver programs.
SB 86
Nelson | et al.
Relating to the eligibility of certain aliens for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 791
Relating to the certified nurse aide registry and the regulation of certified nurse aides by the Texas Board of Nursing.
SB 2476
Relating to the creation of the North Texas Trauma and Burn Authority in Trauma Service Area E.
SB 1853
Van de Putte
Relating to disciplinary actions regarding a pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician trainee.
SB 821
Relating to the regulation of medical radiologic technology.