Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  February 4, 1997
      TO: Honorable Hugo Berlanga, Chair            IN RE:  House Bill No. 120
          Committee on Public Health                              By: Hirschi
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
         In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on HB120 ( Relating to
a physician's treatment of acute or chronic pain.) this office has detemined
the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by HB120-As Introduced
             No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.  This bill
specifically acknowledges that physicians within the scope of their practice
are allowed to prescribe dangerous drugs to categories of patients who suffer
from acute and chronic pain.
             No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
   Source:            Agencies:   503   Board of Medical Examiners
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,AC