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Selected Date: 5/4/2015

Government Code 531.904 on 5/4/2015


Text of section as repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 3.40 effective January 1, 2016

Text of section effective until January 01, 2016

Sec. 531.904.  ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE SYSTEM ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (a) The commission shall establish the Electronic Health Information Exchange System Advisory Committee to assist the commission in the performance of the commission's duties under this subchapter.

(b)  The executive commissioner shall appoint to the advisory committee at least 12 and not more than 16 members who have an interest in health information technology and who have experience in serving persons receiving health care through the child health plan program and Medicaid.

(c)  The advisory committee must include the following members:

(1)  Medicaid providers;

(2)  child health plan program providers;

(3)  fee-for-service providers;

(4)  at least one representative of the Texas Health Services Authority established under Chapter 182, Health and Safety Code;

(5)  at least one representative of each health and human services agency;

(6)  at least one representative of a major provider association;

(7)  at least one representative of a health care facility;

(8)  at least one representative of a managed care organization;

(9)  at least one representative of the pharmaceutical industry;

(10)  at least one representative of Medicaid recipients and child health plan enrollees;

(11)  at least one representative of a local or regional health information exchange; and

(12)  at least one representative who is skilled in pediatric medical informatics.

(d)  The members of the advisory committee must represent the geographic and cultural diversity of the state.

(e)  The executive commissioner shall appoint the presiding officer of the advisory committee.

(f)  The advisory committee shall advise the commission on issues regarding the development and implementation of the electronic health information exchange system, including any issue specified by the commission and the following specific issues:

(1)  data to be included in an electronic health record;

(2)  presentation of data;

(3)  useful measures for quality of service and patient health outcomes;

(4)  federal and state laws regarding privacy and management of private patient information;

(5)  incentives for increasing health care provider adoption and usage of an electronic health record and the health information exchange system; and

(6)  data exchange with local or regional health information exchanges to enhance:

(A)  the comprehensive nature of the information contained in electronic health records; and

(B)  health care provider efficiency by supporting integration of the information into the electronic health record used by health care providers.

(g)  The advisory committee shall collaborate with the Texas Health Services Authority to ensure that the health information exchange system is interoperable with, and not an impediment to, the electronic health information infrastructure that the authority assists in developing.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1120 (H.B. 1218), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 2.200, eff. April 2, 2015.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 3.40(a)(13), eff. January 1, 2016.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 946 (S.B. 277), Sec. 2.37(b)(12), eff. January 1, 2016.

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