The House Committee on Public Health

84th Legislature

July 13, 2016

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on June 30, 2016, the House Committee on Public Health met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Crownover, at 9:09 a.m. Hearing held jointly with the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article II.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Crownover; Blanco; Collier; Davis, Sarah; Guerra; Miller, Rick; Sheffield; and Zerwas.


A quorum was present.



The committee met to consider interim charge #5 (Assess Texas Trauma System):


Study the trauma system in the State of Texas including financing, service delivery, planning, and coordination between Emergency Medical Services providers, Trauma Services Area Regional Advisory Councils, The Emergency Medical Task Force, and hospitals. Determine strengths and weaknesses including challenges for rural areas of the state. Make recommendations to reduce any duplicated services, improve the coordination of services, and advance the delivery of trauma services in Texas. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Appropriations)


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 12:50 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Crownover, Chair




Craig Holzheauser, Clerk