Houston Medical Journal June 2017 - Page 6

Medical Journal - Houston Page 6 June 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THA Special to Medical Journal – Houston BY TED SHAW, President/CEO, Texas Hospital Association On Memorial Day, the 85th 85th Legislature invests in behavioral health and physician workforce Legislature came to a close. At the time of this writing, the specter of a special session lingers as lawmakers have unfinished business, at least according to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. But, assuming Governor Abbott does not call a special session, lawmakers go back to their home districts, and state agencies begin the rulemaking process to implement new laws. co fW&VBvFR&vRb77VW2FW&RvW&P&RVF6&R&VFVB&2fVBGW&rFPWFVv6GW&RFFW"&WfW06W76FRFW27F766FG&6VB&RF&2FW6RvW&P&2FBvVB6vRrvR6&Rf FVG26W'fRW"6VFW2B'VW"'W6W76W26RvR7W'FVC琧vRFBBf"FW27F2FRVv6FfR6W76FR7FFR'VFvWBf"#( 2rV6FP7FFRv7VBBvB( 2v2R`FR&R6VvrFV2FW7FRFW>( vFRF&6RBFfW'6fVBV6גFP&V6VBG&&6W2'&VvB72bF&WfVVRB&WBC&ƖW72f"'VFvW@w&FW'2F&&FRf"7FFRW&F0B&w&2vFFW6RFvBf66&7V7F6W2B2'F7V&ǒF&RFW&Vf&RF@vW'2FRWFVv6GW&RW@6R6vf6B&W6W&6W2GvW&V3w&GVFRVF6VGV6FB&Vf&VF6&RFW2r2BFfWr662FVWBFRVF6&RVVG2bG2w&vpVF7FFWvFRFW&R26WfW&P6'FvRb&'6&R6622vV27V6Ɨ7G2V&W"bF66ƖW26VFrVFG&72BvW&G&72FPV&W"b76G&7G2BFW"&Vf&VF6&R&fW76227Vff6VBF6W'fRFW2ƗfrvFVFVF"7V'7F6RW6R77VW2DR5E$TuDDTB6V7BvFW"6FW'0VvgVWfVॖRvB66W72FFRBb&W6W&6W2FB6VRR&VFffW&V6R276G&7BFRR2&גVF6&RFV^( fP66W72F&W6W&6W2fWr6F6FR&W6V&6v^( &R6GV7Fr&V07V62熖WGB7BG&VF27G&W72v6vRrRVFW'7F@BG&VBFW6R6FF2v^( &R'&VrWrw&VBF&fFRFR&W7B76&R6&Rf"W 6FW'2BFV"f֖ƖW26VRrR6&R'BbW"W6Frv&vF6&vVƖW&6( 27F'66F26FR"f6BVF6&Rv&ג676G&7BfFVFfWr2fFVB6VRp&Wv&Fr&גVF6&R6&VW"6&RFV&&R6FRW7FVF6&V7'VFrFVBs2ӃsB#2"f6CVF6&Rv&ג6f*#Bf"'FRVFVB7FFW2&ג&vG2&W6W'fVBRbFR7BVffV7FfRv2F7&V6PFRV&W"b662FR7FFR0F7&V6RFRV&W"b662vG&W&R#RvW'2&&FV@gVG2F7&V6RFRV&W"bw&GVFPVF6VGV6FG&r'GVFW2FW2vW'2FRWFVv6GW&P6FVVBF2G&FF'&&FpC֖Ɩf"VF&VFVB7FGWF0F6FVRFR6RWfVb7FFRgVFpf"7W'&VBw&GVFRVF6VGV6F&w&2BFFVBgVFrf"WrtP&w&2BFRVfW'6GbFW2W7FBFRVfW'6GbFW2&w&FPfWखFFFFWBtRG&p'GVFW2FR7FFR'VFvWB&fFW2Cp֖ƖgVG2( 27&V6RbCC@֖ƖfW"FR&"&VVFW6PgVG2&RW6VBf#tRrB'FW'6w&G2F7F2VF6662B6VGЦ&6VB'VF'FVB6&R6VFW'3Wp"W7FrtR&w&2F7&V6RFPV&W"bf'7BזV"&W6FV76F3VfVBf'7BזV"&W6FV76F3@w&G2FtR&w&2FB&V6VfVB6֖"w&B#RFR&Vf&VFg&BVv6F'0'VBFRv&FR'FR6VV7@6֗GFVRVFVFGW&pFRFW&FB6֗GFVRFVFfV@VFR&V2bVVFVB&fVVBf FR7FF^( 2&Vf&VF6&R77FVBvW'2&W7FVBFRWFVv6GW&R&&FVB&PFCrR&Ɩf"&Vf&VF6VFrC2b&Ɩf"VF6B@4&Vf&VF6W'f6W2bFPCB&Ɩ&&FVBf"VF6@&Vf&VF6W'f6W2Cc2֖ƖvV6R6VRDvR#