Physicians and others concerned about physician oversight and discipline by the Texas Medical Board (“Board”) may want to share their input with key Texas legislators before or during a hearing scheduled on May 5, 2009.
This Tuesday, May 5th, the Texas Senate Health & Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on proposed medical licensing reforms in SB 2336. Advocates of SB 2336 and its companion, HB 3816, are urging supporters to attend the hearing and/or communicate their perspectives on the legislation. The hearing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at 9:00am in the Senate Chambers.
Supported by a broad range of physician and other health care organizations, SB 2336 and the companion HB 3816 seek to address a series of concerns expressed by physicians and others about certain practices by the Texas Medical Board. Interested persons should review the proposed changes and express their input quickly to ensure their views have an opportunity for consideration.
Persons unable to attend the hearing in person who wish to make their views known also can consider contacting one or more members of the 2009 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services:
Chair: Senator Jane Nelson (R-12)
Steve Roddy – Chief of Staff
Nnenna Ezekoye Policy Analyst
Dave Nelson – Legislative Aide
Vice-Chair: Senator Bob Deuell (R-2)
Don T. Forse, Jr. – Chief Staff
Scot Kibde – Legislative/Health Policy
Senator Joan Huffman (R-17)
Jonathon Stinson – Legislative Director
Kyle Kamrath – Policy Director
Ryan Hutchison – Legislative Aide
Senator Robert Nichols (R-3)
Steven Albright – Chief of Staff
Angus Lupton – Policy Director
Senator Dan Patrick (R-7)***introduced and supports SB 2336
Logan Spence JD – Legislative Director
Kate Pigg – Legal Counsel
John Gibbs – Legislative Aide
Senator Eliot Shapleigh (D-29)
Eduardo Hagert – Chief of Staff
Sushma Jasti – Policy Director
Senator Carlos Uresti (D-19)
Tomas Larralde – Chief of Staff
Rachel Johnston – Legislative/Policy Director
Senator Royce West (D-23)
LaJuana Barton – Chief of Staff
Graham Keever – Policy Analyst
Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-21)
Warren von Eschenbach – Chief of Staff
Jessica Ramos – Legislative Aide/Policy
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