SB 1378

86(R) - 2019
Senate Higher Education
Senate Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Dawn Buckingham


Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of medical degree programs offered or proposed by public institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1378 would affect how medical schools that are planning new doctor programs plan for student enrollment. If the school, in its preliminary planning, establishes a different targeted long-term maximum student enrollment class size than what was in their proposed initial maximum class size, the school must provide to the Higher Education Coordinating Board a proposed increase in the number of first-year residency positions that would accommodate this change. Institutions would also be required to submit an updated plan if they experience a substantial increase in class size as well. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Actions remains neutral on SB 1378 because it does not promote or violate any of our principles.