- The House Public Health Committee passed three bills that are critical to our Texas Medical Board reform agenda. The bills, SBs 190, 191, and 237 by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), would improve how TMB handles complaints against physicians.
- The Senate passed SB 1533 by Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen). It would restrict the availability of foods with industrially produced trans fats served in Texas public schools.
- The Smoke-Free Texas Bill, HB 670 by Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton), is on the House calendar for tomorrow.
- We have quite a few bad bills — for example, those that would inappropriately expand the scope of practice of nonphysician practitioners — bottled up or slowed so they won’t pass.
Monday, May 9, 2011
PUT SOME CHECKS ON YOUR TMA LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD
Our lawmakers have just three weeks left in the 2011 Texas Legislature regular session. The state budget and a few other high-profile issues might bring them back this summer for a special session. But here’s some progress to report on our priority issues:
Posted by Steve Levine at 2:18 PM