Law:Title 2. Health. Subtitle D. Prevention, Control, And Reports Of Diseases from Chapter 98. Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force (Texas)

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Subtitle D. Prevention, Control, And Reports Of Diseases

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Chapter 98. Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force

Chapter 98, consisting of Secs. 98.001 to 98.009, was added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3.

For another Chapter 98, consisting of Secs. 98.001 to 98.151, added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 359, Sec. 1, see Sec. 98.001 et seq., post.

For expiration of this chapter, see Section 98.009.


Section 98.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Department" means the Department of State Health Services.

(2)  "Task force" means the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section 98.002.  Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.

(a) The Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force is composed of:

(1)  13 members appointed by the governor as follows:

(A)  one family practice physician;

(B)  one pathologist;

(C)  one representative from a nephrology department of a state medical school;

(D)  one nephrologist in private practice;

(E)  two representatives from different Texas affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation;

(F)  one representative from the department;

(G)  one representative of an insurer that issues a preferred provider benefit plan or of a health maintenance organization;

(H)  one representative of clinical laboratories;

(I)  one representative of private renal care providers;

(J)  one pediatrician in private practice;

(K)  one kidney transplant surgeon; and

(L)  one representative from the Texas Renal Coalition;

(2)  two members of the senate appointed by the lieutenant governor; and

(3)  two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  The governor shall designate a member of the task force to serve as the presiding officer of the task force.  The presiding officer serves at the will of the governor.

(c)  Appointments to the task force shall be made without regard to the race, color, disability, sex, religion, age, or national origin of the appointees.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section 98.003.  Duties.

The task force shall:

(1)  develop a cost-effective plan for prevention, early screening, diagnosis, and management of chronic kidney disease for the state's population; and

(2)  develop a plan for surveillance and data analysis to assess the impact of chronic kidney disease.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 159, Sec. 1, eff. August 31, 2009.



Section 98.004.  Reimbursement.

A member of the task force is not entitled to compensation but, at the discretion of the department, is entitled to reimbursement for the member's actual and necessary expenses in attending meetings of the task force and performing other official duties authorized by the presiding officer.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section 98.005.  Assistance.

The department shall provide administrative support to the task force, including necessary staff and meeting facilities.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section 98.006.  Report.

Not later than January 1, 2011, the task force shall submit its findings and recommendations to:

(1)  the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives; and

(2)  the presiding officers of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and the Public Health Committee of the house of representatives, or the appropriate committees of the 81st Legislature.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 159, Sec. 2, eff. August 31, 2009.



Section 98.007.  Funding.

(a) The task force, through the department, may accept gifts and grants from individuals, private or public organizations, or federal or local funds to support the task force.

(b)  The department shall investigate any potential sources of funding from federal grants or programs.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section 98.008.  Applicability Of Other Law.

Chapter 2110, Government Code,  does not apply to  the task force.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section 98.009.  Expiration.

The task force is abolished and this chapter expires on September 1, 2011.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 671, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 159, Sec. 3, eff. August 31, 2009.


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