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4/21/2015

 

DCHHS leaders go to Capitol to testify on bill protecting first responders

DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson and Medical Director/Health Authority Dr. Christopher Perkins traveled to the Capitol in Austin to testify before the House Committee on Public Health in favor of House Bill 2646, authored by Representative Helen Giddings. If passed, the bill will permit the release of location information of someone being monitored for a highly contagious communicable disease. Releasing location information in the computer-aided dispatch system will alert first responders prior to arriving at the home of someone who is being monitored. This will allow first responders the opportunity to guard themselves in the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while responding. Once the disease monitoring period ends, the information will be removed from the system.

 

Rep. Helen Giddings speaks on HB 2646 Director Zachary Thompson speaks on HB 2646
Rep. Helen Giddings presents HB 2646 to the House Committee on Public Health DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson testifies in support of HB 2646
Medial Director/Health Authority Dr. Christopher Perkins speaks on HB 2646 DCHHS leaders with State Representatives Helen Giddings and Toni Rose
DCHHS Medical Director/Health Authority Dr. Christopher Perkins testifies in support of HB 2646 DCHHS leaders with State Representatives Helen Giddings and Toni Rose
DCHHS at Capitol DCHHS at Capitol
DCHHS at Capitol DCHHS at Capitol
DCHHS at Capitol DCHHS at Capitol
DCHHS at Capitol DCHHS at Capitol

 

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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