Bill Text: TX HB2985 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a pilot program to provide a health clinic for state employees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-12 - Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services [HB2985 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2985-Introduced.html
  86R13892 LED-D
 
  By: Klick H.B. No. 2985
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a pilot program to provide a health clinic for state
  employees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  (a) In this section, "retirement system" means
  the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
         (b)  The retirement system shall establish a pilot program to
  make available an outpatient clinic to provide health care services
  to state employees at a selected location with a high concentration
  of state employees. The retirement system shall operate the pilot
  program for at least two and not more than five years.
         (c)  As soon as practicable after the effective date of this
  Act, the board of trustees of the retirement system shall adopt
  rules necessary to establish the pilot program and shall seek the
  assistance of state agencies as necessary to implement the pilot
  program.
         (d)  The retirement system shall implement the pilot program
  described by Subsection (b) of this section as soon as practicable
  after the effective date of this Act, but not later than January 1,
  2020.
         (e)  Not later than January 1, 2023, the retirement system
  shall submit a report to the legislature evaluating the pilot
  program and whether the pilot program achieved cost savings and
  improved state employees' access to health care.
         SECTION 2.  This Act expires January 1, 2025.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
feedback