Kathy N. Hutto
Kathy Hutto stands out at the Texas Capitol as an Austin lobbyist recognized for her experience in healthcare and human services delivery system. That coupled with her knowledge of the legislative process and how state agencies work ensures her clients’ needs are met.
Whether working with clients on their message or strategy to influence a legislative or agency decision involving their business, analyzing proposed regulations or legislation to determine client impact, or implementing a grassroots campaign, Kathy is a focused professional. With over 30 years of experience, her relationships with the people who get things done in Texas guarantees Kathy’s clients will have a seat at the table when decisions are made that effect their profession or business. Her work ethic is unmatched.
Kathy’s primary practice centers on healthcare, but she has influenced state public policy on a variety of subject matters including appropriations, equity in taxation, textbook publication and distribution, contracts with public school districts, dilution of trademarks and names, and tort reform. She played a key role in securing passage of a constitutional amendment expanding the Higher Education Assistance Fund, as well as passage of legislation including, but not limited to, issues affecting regulation of and participation in managed care organizations; prescriptive authority, clinical privileges and reimbursement for advanced practice registered nurses; long term healthcare; higher education; defensive driving and driver education; regulation of cosmetology; continuing education, licensure, regulation and reimbursement of and referrals to occupational therapists; the composition and functions of health and human service agencies; local government corporations; services to victims of domestic violence; deterring fraud in welfare programs; non-profit hospitals; development and use of a single prior authorization form for pharmaceuticals; continued recognition of competency-based nursing education and school district policies for students at risk of anaphylaxis.
B.A., Baylor University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin