Bill Text: TX HB780 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to the establishment of a bone marrow donor recruitment program.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 7-4)

Status: (Passed) 2021-05-15 - Effective on 9/1/21 [HB780 Detail]

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  By: Oliverson, et al. (Senate Sponsor - Zaffirini) H.B. No. 780
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 12, 2021;
  April 13, 2021, read first time and referred to Committee on Health &
  Human Services; April 26, 2021, reported favorably by the
  following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0; April 26, 2021, sent to printer.)
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the establishment of a bone marrow donor recruitment
  program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle B, Title 2, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 53 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 53.  BONE MARROW DONOR RECRUITMENT PROGRAM
         Sec. 53.001.  ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM. (a)  The department
  shall establish a bone marrow donor recruitment program to educate
  residents of this state about:
               (1)  the need for bone marrow donors, including the
  particular need for donors from minority populations;
               (2)  the requirements for registering with the
  federally authorized bone marrow donor registry established and
  maintained as required by 42 U.S.C. Section 274k as a potential bone
  marrow donor, including procedures for determining an individual's
  tissue type;
               (3)  the medical procedures an individual must undergo
  to donate bone marrow or other sources of blood stem cells; and
               (4)  the availability of information about bone marrow
  donation in health care facilities, blood banks, and driver's
  license offices.
         (b)  The department, in consultation with the federally
  authorized bone marrow donor registry established and maintained as
  required by 42 U.S.C. Section 274k and the registry's interested
  contracted network partners, shall develop written and electronic
  informational materials, including links to Internet websites and
  machine-readable codes, regarding:
               (1)  bone marrow donation; and
               (2)  the process of registering with the federally
  authorized bone marrow donor registry. 
         (c)  The federally authorized bone marrow donor registry, in
  collaboration with the registry's interested contracted network
  partners, may develop and provide the informational materials
  described by Subsection (b) to the department. 
         (d)  The department and the Department of Public Safety shall
  post the information described by Subsection (b) on each agency's
  respective Internet websites. 
         (e)  Appropriate health care facilities, blood banks, and
  driver's license offices may access the informational materials
  described by Subsection (b) on the Internet websites of the
  department and the Department of Public Safety and print the
  materials to place in their facilities, banks, or offices to
  provide to residents of this state.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Department of State Health Services shall
  establish the program and obtain the informational materials as
  required by Section 53.001, Health and Safety Code, as added by this
  Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
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