Bill

SB 750

86(R) - 2019
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services

Contact the Author

Lois Kolkhorst

Phone:

512-463-0118

Capitol Office:

GE.4

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to maternal and newborn health care and the quality of services provided to women in this state under certain health care programs.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 750, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($14,672,838) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. The Health and Human Services Commission is required to implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If the legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that purpose, the commission may, but is not required to, implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that purpose. 

Bill Analysis

SB 750 would amend multiple statutes to (1) develop best practice guidelines for maternal and neonatal medical residency training programs; (2) implement a model of care that improves the quality and accessibility for care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder enrolled in Medicaid; (3) develop and implement a cost-effective, evidence-based program to deliver enhanced prenatal care services to high-risk pregnant women; (4) expand access to preventive health and family planning services; (5) coordinate the transition of care from the medical assistance program to the Healthy Texas Women program; and (6) develop and implement a postpartum depression treatment network for women enrolled in the medical assistance or the Healthy Texas Women program.

Additionally, SB 750 would improve the quality of maternal health care services for women and enroll a pregnant woman in a managed care plan offered by a managed care organization, among other things. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 750 because it does not significantly affect our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Lois Kolkhorst

Phone:

512-463-0118

Capitol Office:

GE.4

Email: