Maternal & Child Health

Bills that are relevant to maternal and child health research taking place at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living can be viewed here.

Maternal & Child Health

Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2019)
HB 293 State Rep. Nicole Collier Filed - 11/09/20 A health benefit plan must provide coverage for fertility preservation services to a covered person who will receive a medically necessary treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, that the American Society of Clinical Oncology or the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has established may directly or indirectly cause impaired fertility. Companion Bill: SB 93
HB 320 State Rep. Donna Howard Filed - 11/09/20 The executive commissioner will establish a women's health advisory committee to provide recommendations to the commission on women's health programs, including programs previously consolidated by the commission.
HB 331 State Rep. James Talarico Filed - 11/09/20 Within 100 days the Department is directed to produce and post publicly a plan to make substantial progress annually over five years toward offering evidence-based maternal home visiting programs universally to eligible families.
HB 420 State Rep. Carl Sherman Filed - 11/09/20 The executive commissioner will establish a task force to study maternal mortality rates for African American women and any related disparities, and develop and provide recommendations on improving maternal health outcomes among African American women.
HB 495 State Rep. Gene Wu Filed - 11/10/20 A child-care facility may provide notice on the percentage of children attending the facility who are immunized, the percentage of adults employed by the facility who are immunized, and the facility's hand washing policy to prevent the spread of infection.
SB 93 State Sen. Jose Menendez Received by the Secretary of the Senate - 11/09/20 A health benefit plan must provide coverage for fertility preservation services to a covered person who will receive a medically necessary treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, that the American Society of Clinical Oncology or the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has established may directly or indirectly cause impaired fertility. Companion Bill: HB 293

Maternal & Child Health Resources: 

1. Maternal and Child Health (MCH )Training Program 

2. Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Partnership (TMFW)    

3. Coverage and Use of Fertility Services in the U.S. 

4. Preserving Fertility in Females with Cancer  

5. Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health  

6. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee 

7. CDC Breastfeeding Resource Page  

8. Texas WIC Breastfeeding Resource Page