Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 5, 2013
Contact: Megan Hanson, (512) 463-0112

SENATOR NELSON FILES BILL ADDRESSING HOSPITAL PATIENT SAFETY

AUSTIN — Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed SB 20 today to better protect patients in Texas hospitals. This bill will specifically address recent patient safety issues as well as serious fraudulent activity reported at multiple hospitals in Texas.

"This legislation will help our agencies respond more swiftly and more forcefully when patients are in danger," said Senator Nelson. "I am deeply troubled by the recent reports of fraud and lapses in patient safety. We must ensure that Texans are receiving safe, quality care in our hospitals."

The provisions of SB 20 include:

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.

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