Honorable Jane Nelson, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1379 by Deshotel (Relating to human papillomavirus education programs.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill requires the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to produce and distribute informational materials in English and Spanish regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations, collaborate with the Texas Cancer Council to develop educational programs for parents regarding HPV and promoting awareness of a minor's need for preventive services for cervical cancer and its precursors, develop and maintain an informational website related to cervical cancer prevention (including HPV vaccination), and include additional information regarding HPV in course materials developed by DSHS related to sexually transmitted diseases in the model public health education program for school-aged children. According to DSHS, they are able to conduct the activities using existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.