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Relating to a state plan for education on and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 999 would amend the Health and Safety Code by adding Chapter 99 which concerns the State's plan to address Alzheimer's disease. The Department of State Health Services would be required to seek comments from interested parties, review and modify the state plan by improving early detection of, reducing disease onset risks for, and (1) improving treatment of Alzheimer's disease for specific demographic groups; (2) educating health care professionals, caregivers, and the public to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease; (3) providing caregiver support; (4) advancing basic science and applied research related to Alzheimer's disease; and (5) collecting and evaluating information on efforts to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.