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Upcoming Legislative Hearings

As the legislature prepares for the 2019 legislative session, committees are beginning to meet regularly to hear from invited witnesses on issues of importance. BUDGET TETAF continues to be actively involved in ongoing discussions of the 2020-2021 budget. As previously shared, TETAF President/CEO Dinah S. Welsh was joined by speakers Darrell Pile, Wanda Helgesen, Angie Burgin,…

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Maternal Levels of Care Rules Effective March 1

The final Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care, 25 TAC, Chapter 133, Subchapter K, §§133.201 – 133.210 were published in the February 16, 2018 edition of the Texas Register, and become effective March 1, 2018. The published rules can be found at: on 43 TexReg 875 – 887 of the February 16 edition. Be on the lookout…

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Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is now accepting applications for the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCHNLA). At the completion of the 18-month academy, Fellows will have the skills to: • Improve maternal-child health outcomes through leadership skills and evidence-based practice • Introduce improvements in health systems or models of care…

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DSHS to Host Stakeholder Meetings to Review Draft Rules

The Department of State Health Services will host stakeholder meetings for review of the Maternal Levels of Care Designation Rules and Centers of Excellence for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Designation Rules in Austin, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  The stakeholder meetings will take place on the DSHS Main Campus at 1100 West 49th Street, M100, Austin,…

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DSHS Posts Draft Maternal Designation Rules

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has recently shared draft maternal designation rules for stakeholder review. Questions and comments should be addressed to: Jewell Potter Neonatal Program Specialist Office of EMS and Trauma Systems Coordination Division of Regulatory Services (512) 834-6700 ext.2166

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Maternal Draft Rules Stakeholder Meetings

The Department of State Health Services is hosting opportunities throughout the state for stakeholders to provide input on the upcoming maternal rulemaking process. Wednesday, May 17 TSA B, BRAC, Covenant Children’s Arnett Room (6th Floor) 4015 22nd Place Lubbock, Texas 79410 10 AM – 4 PM Friday, May 19 TSA I, Border RAC, Border RAC…

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