By: Dominguez, et al. H.B. No. 1802
        (Senate Sponsor - Campbell, et al.)
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 10, 2021;
  May 17, 2021, read first time and referred to Committee on Veteran
  Affairs & Border Security; May 19, 2021, reported favorably by the
  following vote:  Yeas 6, Nays 0; May 19, 2021, sent to printer.)
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  relating to a study on the use of alternative therapies for treating
  post-traumatic stress disorder.
         SECTION 1.  (a) In this Act, "commission" means the Health
  and Human Services Commission.
         (b)  The commission, in collaboration with Baylor College of
  Medicine and in partnership with a military veterans hospital or a
  medical center that provides medical care to veterans, shall
  conduct a study on the efficacy of using alternative therapies,
  including the use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA),
  psilocybin, and ketamine, in the treatment of veterans who suffer
  from post-traumatic stress disorder.
         (c)  In conducting the study described by Subsection (b) of
  this section, the commission in collaboration with the Baylor
  College of Medicine shall:
               (1)  perform a clinical trial on the therapeutic
  efficacy of using psilocybin in the treatment of
  treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans;
               (2)  review current literature regarding:
                     (A)  the safety and efficacy of
  3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), psilocybin, and
  ketamine in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder; and
                     (B)  the access veterans have to
  3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), psilocybin, and
  ketamine for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in the
  United States.
         (d)  The commission shall prepare and submit to the governor,
  the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of
  representatives, and each member of the legislature:
               (1)  quarterly reports on the progress of the study
  conducted under this section; and
               (2)  not later than December 1, 2024, a written report
  containing the results of the study conducted under this section
  and any recommendations for legislative or other action.
         (e)  The commission shall ensure any protected health
  information collected during a clinical trial conducted under
  Subsection (c) of this section and reported under Subsection (d) of
  this section does not personally identify an individual.
         (f)  This Act expires September 1, 2025.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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