Policy UpdatesTexas House Committee on Public Health – HB 1600

Texas House Committee on Public Health – HB 1600

SUMMARY – On March 14, 2017, Michele Guzmán, Vice President of Administration and Senior Director of Evaluation, was invited testimony on HB 1600 at the Texas House Committee on Public Health. House Bill 1600, relating to certain mental health screenings under the Texas Health Steps program, was authored by Representatives Senfronia Thompson, Four Price, Eddie Lucio III, Greg Bonnen, and Gene Wu.  

Dr. Guzmán’s testimony on HB 1600 discussed mental health screening for children and adolescents, citing recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.