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House Committee on Public Health: HB 10

The Committee on public health met to consider: HB 10 Thompson, Senfronia | et al Relating to grants and programs for researching and treating behavioral health and psychiatric issues. Also considered was HJR5, proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Texas Public Finance Authority to fund research, treatment, and access to services in this state for behavioral health, mental health, and substance use and addiction issues.
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House Committee on Human Services: H.B. 72

HB 72 by White | et al., Relating to the continuation of Medicaid benefits provided to certain children adopted from the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

LBB Fiscal Note [here]. The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time but a significant cost to General Revenue Funds would be expected. Insufficient information is available to determine how many children might be eligible for the benefits identified in the bill.

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House General Investigating and Ethics Committee

The Committee met to consider the following interim charge: Interim Charge #10: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th…
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House Committee on Human Services

The committee met to consider the following interim charge: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.…
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Senate Health and Human Services: Regulatory Services

The Committee met to discuss the following: 1) Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, 85th Legislature and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation, including but not limited to: Initiatives to strengthen oversight of long-term care facilities to ensure safety and improve quality for residents and clients of these entities… Health and Human Services Commission, Implementation of Key Long-Term Care Regulatory Legislation, David Kostroun Deputy Executive Commissioner, Regulatory Services [Presentation here.] House Bill 2025, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.
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Senate Health and Human Services: DFPS

The Committee met to discuss the following: 1) Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, 85th Legislature and make recommendations for any…
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Senate Health and Human Services: Maternal Mortality

The Committee met to discuss the following: 1) Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, 85th Legislature and make recommendations for any…
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Senate Health and Human Services: Behavioral Health

The Committee met to discuss the following: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, 85th Legislature and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation, including but not limited to:

  • Initiatives to increase capacity and reduce waitlists in the mental health system, including the construction of state hospitals and new community grant programs;
The committee met on numerous issues. This report contains the behavioral health issue. For the other issues and charges, please see the reports specifically addressing those issues.
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House Committee on Public Health

The committee gathered for their final interim meeting to consider the following interim charges and bill implementation update:

  • Interim Charge 1: Review state programs that provide women’s health services and recommend solutions to increase access to effective and timely care. During the review, identify services provided in each program, the number of providers and clients participating in the programs, and the enrollment and transition process between programs. Monitor the work of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force and recommend solutions to reduce maternal deaths and morbidity. In addition, review the correlation between pre-term and low birth weight births and the use of alcohol and tobacco. Consider options to increase treatment options and deter usage of these substances.
  • Interim Charge 8: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the Committee will also specifically closely monitor the implementation of H.B. 10 (85R), H.B. 13 (85R), and S.B. 292 (85R).
  • Implementation update regarding H.B.337 (85R).

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