Health

Texas Law

  • Requires written notice to patients about disposal of medical records.
  • Allows pharmacists to provide extended prescriptions (90-day) in some circumstances.
  • Provides for the establishment of a sickle cell disease program and advisory committee.
  • Provides for newborn hearing screenings under Medicaid by a qualified hearing screening provider.
  • The Texas Compassionate Use Act provides for the Department of Public Safety's (DPS) licensing of low-THC cannabis dispensing organizations and registration of certain associated individuals. Additionally, the Act requires DPS to establish and maintain a compassionate-use registry that contains information regarding prescribing physicians and records of low-THC cannabis dispensed by a dispensing organization to a patient under a prescription.
  • The Madeline Leigh Armstrong Act amends the Health and Safety Code to require the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop and publish informational materials regarding cytomegalovirus in infants and establish a related outreach program. The Act requires the inclusion of cytomegalovirus information in the resource pamphlet provided to parents of newborn children.

Texas Statues

Texas Compassionate Use Act:
Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 487

Congenital Cytomegalovirus in Infants:
Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 46

Resources

  • Medicare
    http://www.medicare.gov/default.aspx
  • Medicaid
    http://hhsc.state.tx.us/Medicaid/index.html
    (800) 252-8263 or (800) 834-7406
    (800) 964-2777 (MAXIMUS) (STAR & STAR+PLUS Health Plans)