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House Committee on Public Health - 72nd R.S. (1991)

Committee Members
Tom Craddick, Chair
Jack Harris, Vice Chair
Bob Glaze
John Hirschi
Frank Madla
Carolyn Park
Bob Rabuck
Ciro Rodriguez
Alan Schoolcraft
Charges
• Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Committee on Public Health. Performance Audit Review Recommendations, and any agency-initiated changes.
• Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 26.

A. Monitor and oversee documenation of salary increases.

B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session).

C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
• Study medical waste disposal in coordination with Committee on Environmental Affairs.
• Study health care reimbursement, and coordinate with and monitor the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to this issue.
• Study the administration of medication in hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities.
• Study the problems associated with indigent health care provided to the citizens of Mexico in the border regions of Texas.
• Study tuberculosis testing, treatment, and control.
• Study the reporting of childhood lead poisoning.
• Study the adoption of an enforceable lead ban.
• Study oral health in long term care facilities.
• Study chronic disease prevention by instituting dietary changes in publicly-funded food services.

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