Erwin W. Barton, Chair
Jerald H. Larry, Vice Chair
Leticia Van de Putte
|• Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Human Services Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.|
Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 17.
|• Study inappropriate admissions and dismissal of adolescents to psychiatric hospitals (in coordination with Committee on Insurance's study of effects of mental health insurance).|
|• Study the implementation of the Pre-admissions Screening and Annual Resident Review (PASAAR) (OBRA '87 mandate) including the areas of program design, Alternate Disposition Plan (ADP), accountability, and residents' rights and training.|
|• Study electronic benefits transfer.|
|• Study the improvement of maternal and child health care services, including maximizing federal funds, removing barriers to services and exploring methods of creating a coordinated system of services to eligible pregnant women and children.|
|• Monitor child protective services in the proposed structure of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services including criteria used in "priority" classifications and intervention methods and response time per classification; services provided to children over the age of 10 and to special needs children; value of family preservation services; and problems associated with abuse or neglected children in one-parent homes.|
|• Study health care in women's correctional facilities.|
|• Monitor and Coordinate with the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to trauma care in Texas.|
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