Newborn Screening: Allows DSHS
to expand newborn screening tests to screen for additional disorders or conditions.
Requires THECB and DSHS
to conduct a joint study regarding the feasibility of providing free or discounted immunizations to economically disadvantaged students enrolled in health professional degree programs at institutions of higher education in Texas.
Local vital statistics offices, which are overseen by DSHS
, have refused to accept what the families argue were once acceptable forms of IDs for non-citizens, including passports and Mexican matricula cards issued by the Mexican consulate offices throughout Texas.
To become a provider, you must submit an application and be approved by DSHS
before enrolling with TMHP.
According to DSHS
, both doctors approached members of the Executive Formulary Committee - which oversees drug standards in Texas - to lobby them to add the company's drugs to the state's list of approved drugs.
and four other smaller agencies are currently under the purview of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Commissioner David Lakey said local health departments are capable of taking the lead in tracing other possible cases with help from the state.
"We have tried and true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease," said David Lakey, the DSHS
also raised hygiene concerns, reporting that children eat, sleep and use the bathroom in the same crowded cells, and have no running water or soap.
But the forms created by DSHS
for health providers to apply to take part in the program do not explicitly state that 60 percent of providers' services must go toward family planning.