Bill Text: TX HB28 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to the membership of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-08-01 - Received from the House [HB28 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB28-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Ortega, Klick, Howard, Burkett, Neave, H.B. No. 28
      et al.
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the membership of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
  Task Force.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 34.002(b), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The task force is a multidisciplinary advisory
  committee within the department and is composed of the following 17
  [15] members:
               (1)  15 [13] members appointed by the commissioner as
  follows:
                     (A)  four physicians specializing in obstetrics,
  at least one of whom is a maternal fetal medicine specialist;
                     (B)  one certified nurse-midwife;
                     (C)  one registered nurse;
                     (D)  one nurse specializing in labor and delivery;
                     (E)  one physician specializing in family
  practice;
                     (F) [(E)]  one physician specializing in
  psychiatry;
                     (G) [(F)]  one physician specializing in
  pathology;
                     (H) [(G)]  one epidemiologist, biostatistician,
  or researcher of pregnancy-related deaths;
                     (I) [(H)]  one social worker or social service
  provider;
                     (J) [(I)]  one community advocate in a relevant
  field; [and]
                     (K) [(J)]  one medical examiner or coroner
  responsible for recording deaths; and
                     (
  L)  one physician specializing in critical care;
               (2)  a representative of the department's family and
  community health programs; and
               (3)  the state epidemiologist for the department or the
  epidemiologist's designee.
         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 on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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