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    • TMA's 2015 Legislative Victories Build on Past Successes
      In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the house of medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. That resolve paid off in significant victories that largely build on the Texas Medical Association's 2013 legislative successes.
    • People Will Become Ill From Raw Milk Consumption
      Written comments of the Texas Medical Association on House Bill 91Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relationsby Rep. Dan Flynn May 25, 2015
    • Keep Immunization Records Through Age 26
      Testimony of James L. Lukefahr, MDSenate Health and Human Services CommitteeHouse Bill 2171 by Rep. J.D. Sheffield, DOMay 20, 2015
    • TMA Seeks Legal Safe Harbor for HIE Users
      Written Testimony of Texas Medical AssociationHouse Bill 2641 by Rep. John ZerwasSenate Committee on Health and Human Services, May 20, 2015
    • CMV Education and Outreach Needed
      Testimony of the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Pediatric SocietyHouse Public Health CommitteeCommittee Substitute to Senate Bill 791 by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Rep. John ZerwasMay 19, 2015
    • Student Athletes Need Complete Physicals
      Letter Testimony from TMASenate Committee on EducationHouse Bill 767May 19, 2015
    • Perinatal Advisory Council Bill Expands Care Improvements
      Testimony submitted on behalf of:Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society,Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists-Texas District,and March of DimesSenate Health and Human Services CommitteeHouse Bill 3433May 18, 2015
    • ID ACA Exchange Plans on Insurance ID Cards
      HB 1514 testimony of Sara Austin, MD, before Senate Business and Commerce Committee, May 14, 2015
    • Improve Prescription Monitoring
      Senate Bill 195 moves the electronic prescription monitoring program for controlled substances to the Texas Board of Pharmacy. Improvements in both design and function will make this not only a better tool for law enforcement but also a better tool for clinical care and more.