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Texas Commission for State Health and Welfare Services - 56th R.S. (1959)

Committee Members
Neveille Colson
Frank Owen III
William Edward Shaw
Max Carlton Smith
Bill D. Wood
William Neal Woolsey
• It shall be the duty of the Texas Coordinating Commission for State Health and Welfare Services:
(1) To make a continuing study and analysis of the state's health and welfare services generally and specifically, both as to cost and adequacy;
(2) To study diagnostic services, care, training, educational and rehabilitation programs for the handicapped;
(3) To recommend long-range programs to be carried out by the several state departments, institutions, and agencies having health and welfare functions;
(4) To inspect and make recommendations specifically concerning state institutions and facilities for the mentally and physically handicapped;
(5) To recommend the elimination of duplication of services between agencies or recommend the institution of additional services;
(6) To study and determine the need for changes in the laws as they apply to the care education, training and rehabilitation of the handicapped;
(7) To determine the need for changes in administrative procedure and to recommend such changes to the agencies and departments concerned;
(8) To examine from year to year, the adequacy, coverage, and administration of old age assistance and assistance programs for the blind, the permanently and totally disabled, and dependent children; and
(9) To make recommendations to the Legislature concerning the matters covered in items (1) through (8) for its consideration.

Appointed by Speaker 10/21/1959 and Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal, 56th 3rd C.S. p. 212), pursuant to SB 17, 56th Legislature.

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