Amend CSSB 1 (house committee report) in Article III of the bill, following the appropriations to the Texas Education Agency (page III-3), by adding the following appropriately numbered rider:
____. Report on Telehealth Programs in Public Schools. It is the intent of the legislature that the Texas Education Agency, using funds appropriated by this Act, study the possibility and utility of implementing telehealth programs in public schools that do not have a full-time nurse on site at each campus. Not later than September 1, 2022, the agency shall submit to the legislature a report on the results of the study and any recommendations for legislative or other action. The report must identify the manner in which the use of telemedicine at public schools can increase access to medical care for students who attend a school that does not have a full-time nurse or only has a nurse on site for part of the day.