Authors: Representative Charlie Brown
Co-authors: Representative Gregory Porter, Representative David Frizzell, Representative B Patrick Bauer, Representative Robin Shackleford, Representative Sheila Klinker, Representative Dennis Zent, Representative Ronald Bacon, Representative Martin Carbaugh, Representative Sue Errington
Sponsors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Jean Breaux
Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph, Senator Earline Rogers, Senator Greg Taylor
Advisors: Representative David Frizzell, Representative Steven Davisson, Representative Robin Shackleford
Repeals the law concerning the health care facility advisory council. Transfers certain duties of the council to the state department of health. Adds certain persons to qualify as representatives for physician order for treatment forms. Changes the amount of time from four years after birth to twelve months after birth that a birth certificate presented for filing is considered a delayed certificate of birth. Requires a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder at any age to be reported to the birth problems registry. (Current law provides for the reporting of an autism diagnosis made before a child's fifth birthday). Allows not more than 50% of the monies in the spinal cord and brain injury fund to be used to develop a statewide trauma system. Allows not more than 50% of the monies in the spinal cord and brain injury fund to be used to develop a statewide trauma system. Requires the state department of health to: (1) adopt rules concerning the regulation of facilities for treatment of traumatic brain injuries; and (2) make recommendations to the legislative council and health finance commission concerning food handling law changes. Makes conforming changes.