COMMITTEE:    Public Health 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Monday, April 17, 2023 

PLACE:        JHR 120 
CHAIR:        Rep. Stephanie Klick 




The chair may limit testimony time and the number of testifying witnesses to ensure consideration of posted and pending business, especially if testimony would cause the public hearing to extend into the next calendar day.




HB 594         Shaheen                                   
Relating to the provision of telepharmacy services.

HB 638         Toth                                      
Relating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, treatments, and devices by patients.

HB 1105        Price | et al.                            
Relating to the administration of a medication and the ordering and administration of an immunization or vaccination by a pharmacist.

HB 1240        Oliverson | et al.                        
Relating to the authority of a physician to provide and dispense and to delegate authority to provide and dispense certain drugs.

HB 1349        Sherman, Sr. | et al.                     
Relating to the marketing and sale of catfish and similar fish by food service establishments; providing administrative and civil penalties.

HB 1373        Dean                                      
Relating to a pilot program for the safe disposal of controlled substance prescription drugs.

HB 1447        Cortez                                    
Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments, food handler and food manager certifications, and food service training or education programs.

HB 2079        Jetton                                    
Relating to the authority of pharmacists to order and furnish certain prescription drugs.

HB 2495        Price                                     
Relating to the requirements to obtain or renew an athletic trainer license.

HB 2553        Stucky                                    
Relating to the authority of a physical therapist to treat a patient without a referral.

HB 2814        Shaheen                                   
Relating to the ownership and operation of columbariums by funeral establishment license holders.

HB 3162        Klick | et al.                            
Relating to advance directives and health care treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients, including a review of those directives and decisions.

HB 3236        Herrero                                   
Relating to the composition of the radiation advisory board.

HB 3468        Capriglione | et al.                      
Relating to a patient's access to health records; authorizing a civil penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 3592        Goldman                                   
Relating to standards to qualify as a licensed specialist in school psychology.

HB 4059        King, Ken | et al.                        
Relating to the right to try cutting-edge treatments for patients with life-threatening or severely debilitating illnesses.

HB 4173        Klick                                     
Relating to state overdose prevention and control efforts and the defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances, marihuana, dangerous drugs, or abusable volatile chemicals, or possession of drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 4343        Bonnen                                    
Relating to health benefit plan preauthorization requirements for certain health care services and the direction of utilization review by physicians.

HB 4365        Johnson, Ann                              
Relating to the adoption and implementation of a surgical smoke evacuation system policy at certain health care facilities.

HB 4404        Guillen | et al.                          
Relating to the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact.

HB 4481        Smith                                     
Relating to a directory of e-cigarettes and alternative nicotine products sold in this state, and regulation of the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes and alternative nicotine products; imposing fees; creating criminal offenses; imposing a civil penalty; imposing administrative penalties.

HB 4687        Campos                                    
Relating to the administration of funding for the coordination of mental health, substance use, and public health care services in this state.

HB 4758        Thierry | et al.                          
Relating to a prohibition on certain e-cigarette containers.

HB 4759        Campos | et al.                           
Relating to an attack by a dangerous dog; increasing a criminal penalty.

For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here: https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx


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Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c410




Bills added after last posting:

HB 4404


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