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House Committee on Services for Individuals Eligible for Intermediate Care Facility Services - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
Larry Phillips, Chair
John Zerwas, Vice Chair
Myra Crownover
Susan Lewis King
Armando Martinez
Dora Olivo
Joe C. Pickett
Patrick Rose
Vicki Truitt
Charges
• The Select Committee on Services for Individuals Eligible for Intermediate Care Facility Services has jurisdiction over all matters pertinent to systems in this state for the care of persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities who are eligible for the services of intermediate care facilities. The select committee's jurisdiction includes:
(1)investigating and recommending strategies to improve the quality of and availability of appropriate services for persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities who are eligible for the services of intermediate care facilities, while ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals being served in community settings and institutional settings;
(2)reviewing functional assessment tools used to assess persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities who are eligible for the services of intermediate care facilities;
(3)evaluating this state's ability to comply with federal regulations and directives regarding services for persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities who are eligible for the services of intermediate care facilities and this state's ability to implement generally accepted practices for those services;
(4)assessing the adequacy of the "community safety net" in this state's mental retardation authority system after considering the increased longevity of persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their aging parents and other caregivers;
(5)reviewing the waiting lists for Medicaid home and community waiver services; and
(6)assessing the risks to the health and well-being of persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities who are eligible for intermediate care facility services that are not currently being addressed by this state's current system of supports.

Note:
Pursuant to Rule 1, Section 16(b), of the Rules of the House (Tom Craddick, Proclamation,1/15/2008).

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