Legislative Matrix

Legislative Matrix

For this assignment, you will develop a Legislative Matrix based upon the specific legislators in a residential/geographical legislative district in your state.

You will identify elected six (6) officials from your legislative districts including: 1) local Councilpersons or County Commissioner, 2) Federal House of Representative, 3) Federal Senator, 4) State House of Representative, 5) State Senator, and 6) the Governor.

You will identify the committees each legislator is a member of, and you will discuss any active legislation bills and/or past legislative initiatives he/she is involved individually.

This information will be used to assist in the development of the Legislative Communication assignment next week.

Use the – Legislative Matrix Template.

Assignment example – Legislative Matrix Exemplar Texas

Submission Details:

  • Support your responses with examples.
  • Cite any sources in APA format.
  • Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date

Week 2 Project Health Policy

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Texas Legislative Matrix

Legislators in the State of Texas

 

       
                       
Elected Official Active Legislation Bills- Past Legislative Incentives Assigned Committees
Governor Greg Abbott · This leader was the one responsible for drafting the bill

· He took and forwarded the bill to the 1545 bear in the house, and the bill was passed (Heydari, 2020)

· Gave response to the disaster relief bill and the constipation bill in the house.

· He was part of those who drafted bill number 2 of the property reform changes in the state and districts.

· He was part of human trafficking and rape cases. Aimed at reducing the increased rate of the two crimes.

· SB20: Assisting board members to increase their level of expiration by advising the board

· HB13: The bill was drafted to increase information reporting that are all attributed to abortion issues in the house to offer access to such health issues (Saxon, 2020)

· The bill is in support of the police and security protection act drafted in 2017.

· A member and Chairperson of Commerce Committee

 

U.S Senator Ted Cruz · S2220- Responsible for drafting the Timing Security Reliance act to ensure that the state security is better and the people are safe.

· SJRES23: Gave support in making sure that the bill was passed to increase reliance on Drug testing and unemployment bill. The bill intends to increase drug testing and reduce unemployment.

· Drafted the S74: The senator was part of drafting the bill to ensure no work, no pay act passed in the house. This will help citizens to get a better pay

· S69: The bill deals with constitutional carry reciprocity cases about the state’s issues to increase the efficiency of issues.

· S104: The bill is known to support the shutdown of state functions that hinder the state’s success.

· S109: Failure to support funding of abortion cases that are related to issues of state-level funding.

 

· Leader of Foreign Relations committee
Texas Senator Charles Schwertner (District 5)

 

· SB1548: The bill aims to support healthcare information and data collection to help providers ease access to the data ad information herein.

· SB200: The bill was intended to help Texans get free cancer screening to all victims of the same.

· SB1549: The bill ensures that it supports emergency services at all public and private facilities in the state.

 

· SR701: Support cystic fibrosis awareness to the state women and offer other support of the federal state issues. The federal-state will also increase its effort on the same front

· SB1107: This bill is related to telehealth and technological medical support in the state and rural governments.

· Just a Member of the Senate Commerce Committee
Congressman Bill Flores (District 17) · HR8705: The bill is one of the most passed ones in the state. It raises issues concerning public health. It was developed to reduce or curb the increased use of drugs by students and many more young adults.

· HR8698: The leader drafted the bill to make sure that the homeless have a roof and that the homeless rate in the streets is low as possible. This to reduce the causes of crime that the homeless face.

· HR8698-The bill was sent to the house to increase funding for retired persons. Besides, it aimed to increase access to retirement funds to the beneficiaries. All this is to increase such funds to them for development and other uses.

· HR19-The intention of the bill is to lower the cost of health services and healthcare in the state.

· HR20: Limit the tax rendered to issues of abortion and use the fund for other vital expenditures that the state faces.

· HR38: The leader drafted the bill to make sure that the homeless have a roof and that the homeless rate in the streets is low as possible. This to reduce the causes of crime that the homeless face.

· HB369: Besides, it aimed to increase access to retirement funds to the beneficiaries. All this is to increase such funds to them for development and other uses.

 

· Chair of Leading the Budget Committee

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Texas Representative Kyle Kacal (District 12)

 

· HB21: The bill supports needed help to critically ill patients to have access to funding via insurance so that they can be able to get healthcare access to all citizens in the state.

· HB3070: The congressman drafted the bill to increase ease of access to all state levels and local government emergency services access.

· HB1584: The bill offers a clear health benefit plan that covers care to treatment of cancer patients.

 

· HB670: The bill supports needed help to critically ill patients to have access to funding via insurance so that they can be able to get healthcare access to all citizens in the state.

· HB16: The leader drafted the bill to increase ease of access to all state levels and local government emergency services access.

· HB361: The bill offers a clear health benefit plan that covers care to treatment of cancer patients.

 

· Team leader and member of Tourism Committee of the house

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Texas Representative John Raney (District 14) · HB1573: The bill is much attributed to the prosecution of several Capital offenses such as murder, among others.

· HB1682: The bill is there to increase children’s safety in childcare homes in various states around the state.

· HB2879: The bill is known to support literary programs.

· HB3185: Support of The bill is attributed to the prosecution of several Capital offenses such as murder, among others.

· HB1145: Clearinghouse to increase children safety in childcare homes in various states around the state.

· HB445: The bill is known to support literary programs.

· Chairperson of Economic Development Committee

 

References

Demetracopoulou, V., O’Brien, W. J., & Khwaja, N. (2020). Lessons learned from the selection of project delivery methods in highway projects: The Texas experience. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction12(1), 04519040.

Heydari, M. (2020). The Budding Hemp Industry: The Effect of Texas House Bill 1325 on Employment Drug Policies.

Morris, H. A. (2020). The effect of Ruiz v. Estelle on crime in Texas (Doctoral dissertation).

Saxon, J. (2020). Reviving legislative avenues for gerrymandering reform with a flexible, automated tool. Political Analysis28(3), 372-394.

Zolnierek, C., Watson, J. J., & Ruiz, D. (2021). Texas Team Action Coalition Advancing Health Through Nursing: Past, Present, and Future. Nursing Administration Quarterly45(1), 35-45.

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DISCUSSION POST # 1 Hona

 

It is important that advanced practice nurses have knowledge of their scope of practice in their own state to determine their limitations because some state may have their own restrictions. In many states, advanced practice nurses are able to practice to their full extent (which are green) without collaboration or under the supervision of an onsite physician, whereas, others are considered as a restricted state (red) because an advanced practice nurse is unable to independently work without a physician present. California is one of the many states that are considered restricted and are in red. Being an APN in a restricted state meant that some of an advanced practice nurse’s abilities are restricted by state law and regulations. According to Chaunie Brusie (2020), Full Practice Authority (FPA) meant that advanced practice nurse is able to work to the full extent of their practice without the need of a physician present or oversight. Furthermore, some California Standardized Procedure requirements for nurse practitioners are to be knowledgeable and experienced to perform certain functions or procedures. APN is required to provide satisfactory evidence that these requirements are met through either education, training, or experience. Although California is one of the restricted states, the proposed law AB 890 (which will take effect in 2023) will allow nurse practitioners to independently practice only after working under a physician for at least three years and completing residential hours (Reynolds, 2020). As a result, this will help many people to have access to healthcare providers and for rural and underserved places to have provider primary care providers available.

 

 

DISCUSSION POST # 2 Gita

 

I live in the state of Texas where I will be practicing as an APRN/NP. Unfortunately, my home state falls under the red zone on the state practice environment which means Texas is a restricted practice state. State practice and licensure laws restrict the ability of NP to practice independently instead state law requires career-long supervision, delegation, or team management by another health care provider in order for the NP to provide patient care. Despite attempts from nursing organizations to advocate for independent practice laws, nurse practitioners in Texas must work under physician supervision. In 2009 and 2011, the nursing organization proposed to change these laws but were not successful. Nurse practitioners must practice within 75 miles of the supervising physician. Physicians may not supervise more than four nurse practitioners at one time. The supervising physician must also randomly review at least 10 percent of the nurse practitioner’s patient charts each month.

Nurse practitioners are only allowed to prescribe under physician supervision. They may only prescribe a 30-day supply of medications and are not allowed to prescribe schedule 2 drugs. All prescriptions written by the nurse practitioner must include the supervising physician’s name, address, DEA number, and phone number. Physicians may also delegate ordering and prescribing schedule III-V controlled substances subject to four limitations; duration of prescription may not exceed 90 days, requires consultation with a physician to continue the same drug after 90 days, prescribing for a controlled substance for a child under age 2 requires prior consultation with the delegation physician and consultation with the physician must be noted in the patients’ medical record (Texas Medical Association, 2021).

Although APRNs are highly trained and able to provide a variety of services, they are prevented from doing so because of barriers like state laws, federal policies, outdated insurance reimbursement models, and institutional practices and culture. APRN role not well understood and lack of professional recognition is another barrier to practice (Schirle et. al., 2018). As an individual nurses, we have the most direct contact with patients which allows guidance and confidence to patients and their families. It is unfortunate that we must depend on political decisions to have health care decision-making.

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