COMMITTEE:    Public Health 

TIME & DATE:  10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. Senfronia Thompson 


The chair may limit testimony time and the number of testifying witnesses as necessary to ensure consideration of posted and pending business, especially if testimony would cause the public hearing to extend into the next calendar day.


HB 577         Thompson, Senfronia     
Relating to dispenser requirements for refilling prescriptions for certain controlled substances.

HB 531         Miller                 
Relating to the retention by hospitals and physicians of medical records of a sexual assault victim.

HB 921         Rosenthal              
Relating to the intake and disposition records of animal shelters and releasing agencies.

HB 1255        Hinojosa               
Relating to patient medical records regarding maternal death.

HB 1256        Phelan                 
Relating to access by certain persons to a first responder's immunization history during a disaster.

HB 1264        Thompson, Senfronia     
Relating to pharmacist communications to prescribing practitioners regarding  certain dispensed biological products.

HB 1318        Moody                  
Relating to the provision of mental health services to persons younger than 18 years of age.

HB 1418        Phelan                 
Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification.

HB 1424        Guerra                 
Relating to a local agreement with the Department of State Health  Services to improve laboratory capabilities in border counties.

HB 1425        Guerra                 
Relating to the duration of laboratory support for testing of vector-borne infectious diseases in border counties.

HB 1532        Meyer                  
Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1641        Button | et al.         
Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 1668        Allison                
Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.

HB 1710        Ramos                  
Relating to discussing with a patient the risks of certain controlled substance prescriptions.

HB 1738        Guillen                
Relating to telehealth and home telemonitoring services, including the provision of those services under Medicaid.

HB 1866        Davis, Yvonne           
Relating to the prescribing of opioids for acute pain.

HB 1915        Zerwas | et al.         
Relating to a state plan for education on and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

HB 2028        Johnson, Julie          
Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 2029        Johnson, Julie          
Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 2032        Turner, John | et al.   
Relating to the health literacy advisory committee and health literacy in the state health plan.

HB 2041        Oliverson | et al.      
Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 2089        Coleman                
Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information for an adult.

HB 2107        Capriglione            
Relating to information provided by a local health jurisdiction on food regulation.

HB 2174        Zerwas                 
Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee.

HB 2255        Darby                  
Relating to the sharing of newborn and infant hearing screening results and the provision of information to parents following a screening.

HB 2425        Kacal                  
Relating to the authority of physicians to delegate to certain pharmacists the implementation and modification of a patient's drug therapy.

HB 2454        Price                  
Relating to continuing education requirements for certain health professionals regarding pain management and the prescribing of opioids.

HB 2594        Holland | et al.        
Relating to disposal of prescription drugs by hospice service providers.

HB 2742        Neave                  
Relating to an audit of health care providers in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 2811        Price                  
Relating to the prescribing of controlled substances and dangerous drugs for acute pain.

HB 3092        Paul                   
Relating to notice of an epizootic infectious disease occurring in an animal shelter.

HCR 42         Wu                     
Designating February 26 as Bone Marrow, Blood, and Organ Donation Registry Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HCR 43         Guillen                
Designating February as Kidney Health Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.




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