House Committee on Human Services - 81st R.S. (2009)
|House Human Services
|Library Catalog Title:
|House Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
|Child custody | Child Protective Services | Food stamps | Foster care | Long-term care | Mentally disabled persons | Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System |
|Library Call Number:
|81st R.S. (2009)
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|This report should address the charges below.
|Monitor the implementation of the Department of Justice settlement agreement, SB 643, 81st R.S., and other reforms to services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
|Monitor the implementation of provisions in SB 2080, 81st R.S., relating to the creation of a permanency assistance program. Evaluate and make recommendations about the foster care licensing process for relatives, the payment structure for a relative who becomes a child's permanent managing conservator, and any factors that should be considered in evaluating program performance and sustainability in the future.
|Determine the feasibility of instituting a comprehensive, single point of entry system to simplify and expedite the process of accessing long-term care services for the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities.
|Monitor the Health and Human Services Commission's progress toward improving the timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility determinations. Evaluate the impact of corrective measures already taken by the commission.
|Analyze the practice of using informal or voluntary caregivers ("parental child safety placements") during a Child Protective Services investigation. Study and make recommendations regarding: a) efforts to track data related to parental child safety placements; b) incorporation of the power of attorney process authorized by SB 1598, 81st R.S.; c) appropriateness of voluntary placement; d) review of caregiver qualifications; and e) potential improvements to the voluntary placement process.
|Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
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