COMMITTEE:     Health & Human Services 

TIME & DATE:   8:30 AM or upon adjournment
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 

PLACE:         Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:         Senator Charles Schwertner 



Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies with your name on each.


HB 77          González, Mary | et al.  SP: West
Relating to a study of the Dallas Men Against Abuse program.

HB 175         Miller, Rick | et al.    SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

HB 177         Zedler | et al.          SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.

HB 504         Guillen                  SP: Zaffirini
Relating to designating the second full week in September as Direct Support Professionals Week.

HB 679         Turner, Sylvester | et al.    SP: Zaffirini
Relating to a study on homeless youth.

HB 1038        Sheffield | et al.       SP: Watson
Relating to premium payment assistance for insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment.

HB 1337        Naishtat                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents.

HB 1541        Burkett | et al.         SP: Perry
Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

HB 1661        Guerra | et al.          SP: Uresti
Relating to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.

HB 1670        Sheets | et al.          SP: Watson
Relating to the possession and removal of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center.

HB 1804        Naishtat                 SP: West
Relating to notice by campuses and open-enrollment charter schools about events that may significantly impact the education of certain foster children.

HB 1846        King, Susan              SP: Rodríguez
Relating to public comments on federal grants and contracts related to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

HB 1924        Coleman | et al.         SP: Eltife
Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate certain care to an intern.

HB 2055        Davis, Sarah             SP: Schwertner
Relating to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases.

HB 2070        Thompson, Senfronia | et al.  SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the waiver of notification and hearing requirements for certain foster homes that provide shelter to victims of human trafficking.

HB 2131        Davis, Sarah | et al.    SP: Huffman
Relating to the designation of centers of excellence to achieve healthy fetal outcomes in this state.

HB 2171        Sheffield | et al.       SP: Zaffirini
Relating to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult.

HB 2498        Zerwas | et al.          SP: Eltife
Relating to a compact with other states regarding the licensure of emergency medical services personnel and the authority of those personnel to perform job duties in this state and other states.

HB 2574        Johnson | et al.         SP: Rodríguez
Relating to increasing awareness of the danger of heatstroke for a child left unattended in a motor vehicle.

HB 2630        Thompson, Senfronia      SP: Uresti
Relating to certain programs provided to families of children at risk for abuse and neglect.

HB 2641        Zerwas | et al.          SP: Schwertner
Relating to the exchange of health information in this state; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2646        Giddings                 SP: West
Relating to the disclosure of information regarding communicable diseases to first responders and certain entities.

HB 2696        Howard | et al.          SP: Zaffirini
Relating to a grant program for and a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.

HB 2697        Galindo | et al.         SP: Menéndez
Relating to services provided by continuing care facilities.

HB 2835        King, Susan              SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to the name of the program serving certain persons with special health care needs and prioritizing services provided under the program.

HB 2849        Sheffield                SP: Menéndez
Relating to the qualifications for a coronal polishing certificate.

HB 2903        Davis, Sarah             SP: Garcia
Relating to training requirements for certain child-care workers.

HB 2950        Klick | et al.           SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

HB 3074        Springer | et al.        SP: Schwertner
Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment.

HB 3092        Rose | et al.            SP: West
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

HB 3374        Morrison | et al.        SP: Lucio
Relating to information regarding Down syndrome.

HB 3474        Coleman                  SP: Schwertner
Relating to issues affecting counties and political subdivisions within counties.

HB 3519        Guerra | et al.          SP: Watson
Relating to the use of home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

HB 3523        Raymond | et al.         SP: Perry
Relating to improving the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.

HB 3781        Crownover | et al.       SP: Watson
Relating to the creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 177

HB 2903

HB 3374

HB 3781


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