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NURS 7322: Healthcare Policy, Analysis and Advocacy

An introduction to resources for health policy research in NURS 7322.

Process

The local San Antonio legislative process is different from State and Federal. Generally, you will need to go to City Council Meetings or follow your Council Member's social media in order to stay on top of pending legislation.

Brief Overview

Council-Manager form of government

  • Meet weekly
  • "A" Sessions are open to the public
  • 6 votes needed to approve a motion


11 representatives elected to City Council pass laws and establish policies

  • Representatives come from 10 Districts with equal population distribution as determined by the US Census
  • The Mayor is part of City Council and is elected city-wide
  • All members serve 2-year terms with a 4-term limit


City Manager

  • Carries out the policies set forth by the elected representatives