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Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 78th Legislature / Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
Subjects: Biological weapons | Child care | Children's health | Disability benefits | Immunizations | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Organ and tissue donations | Patient restraints | Public health | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Terrorism | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 h349
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [714 pages  File size: 8,454 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review, evaluate, and make recommendations on the following mental health and mental retardation issues: a. Availability and adequacy of mental health services for children and adolescents and their families, including services funded through the mental health system, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program, and other funding sources the Committee considers relevant. b. Community mental health services delivery structure, including evaluating the efficacy of continuation or expansion of the NorthStar managed care pilot and the role of local community MHMR centers as mental health authorities. c. Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation's allocation formulas for distributing mental health and mental retardation funds to local communities.
2. Review, evaluate and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the state's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Welfare-to-work, child care and related programs in moving families out of poverty to self-sufficiency, with special focus on expiration of the state's federal waiver in FY 2002. Monitor federal reauthorization activities on these programs.
3. Review, evaluate and make recommendations to improve Texas' Supplemental Security Income disability determination procedures. The Committee should compare Texas' denial rate with other states' rates, analyze any changes in Texas' rate, and examine the impact of Texas' system on Medicaid coverage for the uninsured.
4. Evaluate and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the state's public health response to bioterrorism.
5. Make recommendations for improving the state's organ donatation and allocation system.
6. Study and make recommendations for increasing Texas' rates of immunization against childhood communicable diseases.
7. Study and make recommendations for improving reporting and training regarding the use of restraints and seclusions in facilities.
Committee: House Criminal Justice and People with Mental Disabilities, House Joint
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Persons with Mental Disabilities, Texas House of Representatives, interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Law Enforcement, Texas Commission on | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill persons | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868hj
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,891 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The House Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and People with Mental Disabilities is created to study the special problems of individuals with mental disabilities in the criminal justice system. The Committee should consider such information as the number of people in the system with mental disabilities, the quality of assessment measures to determine competence, the adequacy of representation, the availability of services and treatment and barriers to reintegration into the community.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Client abuse & medically fragile children
Library Catalog Title: Investigations of client abuse and neglect and progress report, medically fragile children : interim report.
Subjects: Child abuse | Elder abuse | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Nursing homes | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 h349c
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [126 pages  File size: 5,368 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Look into complaints included in the Austin American Statesman Jan 25 article regarding investigations of physical or mental abuse at our mental health and mental retardation institutions and look into the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and determine why the number of investigations has increased, while the number of complaints has remained relatively constant and the number of confirmed cases has declined.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim minutes, letters to Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock with enclosures, and charts reflecting legislative recommendations submitted to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 74
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View document [461 pages  File size: 10,303 kb]
Committee: Joint Family Code, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A comprehensive review of the Texas Family Code.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Boot camps | Child crimes | Child custody | Child support | Divorce | Families | Gender discrimination | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Marriage | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Statutory revision | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 f21
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [241 pages  File size: 10,502 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the clarity and consistency of terminology used throughout the Family Code.
2. Study the usefulness and necessity of all major provisions of the Family Code, and, if any are obsolete or in need of amendment, recommend deletions or appropriate amendments.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding property division from divorce, as well as child support guidelines in Title 2
4. Study and make recommendations regarding juvenile justice provisions contained in Title 3.
5. Maker recommendations regarding recodification of the Code, if needed.
6. Make recommendations regarding any additions or other changes that the Committee determined should be made to the Texas Family Code.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on General Investigating, interim report to the 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Bingo | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Parole | State supported living centers | Telemarketers |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 In9
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 5,632 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the status of bingo operations in Texas, and investigate problems in the effective regulation and control of charitable bingo. *
2. Study whether unauthorized telephone solicitations are being made in the name of veterans organizations; review the extent of abuses associated with telephone solicitations in Texas and determine whether legislative action is needed. *
3. Study the role of parole advocates in the parole process. *
4. Review the decision by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to close the Fort Worth State School and the Travis State School. *
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Appropriations.
Subjects: Class action lawsuits | Higher education | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | State employee salaries | State employees | University budgets | University buildings | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ap65
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,514 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and evaluate the role of revenue enhancement programs in institutions of higher education including public/private partnerships, nationwide business activities and privatization of services typically managed by the State.
2. To study the conditions of higher education facilities and the extent of the deferred maintenance problem.
3. To study compliance accomplishments by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation relative to the lawsuit settlement agreements.
4. To study the state's employee classification system and salary schedule, including the issue of comparable worth, in conjunction with the State Classification Officer of the State Auditor's Office.
Committee: House Government Organization
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Committee on Government Organization : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Commerce, Texas Department of | Corrections, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | International trade | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Private Security Bureau, Texas | State of Texas Mexico Office | Sunset Advisory Commission, Texas | Sunset review process | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 g746
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,349 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards, and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 14.
2. To study the Department of Human Services in order to determine cost savings measures through administrative reorganization.
3. To study and monitor the implementation of selected recommendations contained in Sunset legislation passed by the 70th Legislature to determine their administrative and operational efficiency.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services
Title: Interim report - Intermediate care facilities
Library Catalog Title: Interim study on ICF-MR (Intermediate Care Facilities - Mental Retardation) : findings and recommendations.
Subjects: Community care | Community support services | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h349s
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 4,219 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the development of the joint long-range plan for services to persons with developmental disabilities; identify problems relating to the ICF-MR (Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded) survey process, reimbursement rates, availability of services, and the effects of the prospective payment program; examine the feasibility of consolidating publicly funded health care services for children; and determine the needs of medically fragile, chronically ill children and their families.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services
Title: SR 127, 70th Leg., 2nd C.S.
Library Call Number: SR 127
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 688 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives to the Seventy-first Legislative Session.
Subjects: Attorney General Child Support Division | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Children with disabilities | Education Agency, Texas | Health, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Job training programs | Medicaid | Medicaid Vendor Drug Program | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Prescription drugs | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Residential treatment centers | State agencies | State supported living centers | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h88
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,707 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Public Health).
2. To study the feasibility of establishing a co-payment support assistance system based on ability to pay by parents of children in state supported residential care programs.
3. To study and monitor federal welfare reforms and evaluate the impact of such programs on the state AFDC program and state finances.
4. To study the Vendor Drug Program in the Department of Human Services.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Public Health : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Cancer | Indigent health care | Medical laboratories | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Minorities | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h349
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [30 pages  File size: 1,033 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards, and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 26.
2. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Human Services).
3. To study the resources and recovery of solid waste.
4. To study the feasibility and public necessity of regulation of medical laboratories.
5. To study the incidence of cancer among minorities.
6. To study and evaluate the county indigent health programs resulting from the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act and develop recommendations for any necessary revisions. (Joint study with House Committee on County Affairs).
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Public Health.
Subjects: Health insurance | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Preferred provider organizations |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 h349
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 694 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the development and administration of master plans for mental health and mental retardation by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardations (MHMR).
2. To study the advantages and disadvantages of the preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance plan, with particular emphasis on consideration of quality of services, access to services, cost of care rendered, the effect on existing physician-patient relationships, and a proposed legislative/regulatory structure for such medical care delivery and financing arrangements; in conjunction with Insurance and Human Services Committees.
3. To study the statewide need for expanded respite care programs for the mentally retarded.
Committee: Joint Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Oversight
Title: Interim report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Texas Legislature / Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 m528 1
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 3,615 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the mental health and mental retardation services system in Texas and make recommendations concerning the use of available resources to address the current demands for improved patient care and concerning policies and funding that will effectively provide for clients needs not only now but in the future.
Committee: Joint Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Oversight
Title: Interim Report - Volume 2
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Texas Legislature / Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 m528 2
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [149 pages  File size: 3,958 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the mental health and mental retardation services system in Texas and make recommendations concerning the use of available resources to address the current demands for improved patient care and concerning policies and funding that will effectively provide for clients needs not only now but in the future.
Committee: Joint Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Oversight
Title: Interim Report - Volume 3
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Texas Legislature / Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 m528 3
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [83 pages  File size: 3,012 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the mental health and mental retardation services system in Texas and make recommendations concerning the use of available resources to address the current demands for improved patient care and concerning policies and funding that will effectively provide for clients needs not only now but in the future.
Committee: House Health Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : interim report / of the Health Services Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcoholism | Autism | California | Community support services | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Hazardous substances | Health care providers | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Patients' rights | Pesticides | State agency budgets | Substance abuse | Underage drinking | Veterans | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 h349
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 4,438 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the problems of alcohol addiction and drug abuse among youth.
2. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Department of Health Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness Health Facilities Commission Texas Commission on Alcoholism Board of Morticians Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids Board of Nurse Examiners Texas Optometry Board State Board of Pharmacy Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Texas Board of Podiatry Examiners Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists State Board of Dental Examiners State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
3. Study the operations of the Health Systems Agencies in Texas.
4. Examine California's statutes relating to freedom of choice in selecting health care services and providers and determine if similar changes should be made in Texas' statutes.
5. Coordinate efforts with the Joint Committee on Autistic Citizens to develop possible alternatives to institutionalization of mentally retarded and autistic persons.
6. Monitor the activities and progress of the programs designed to provide aid to veterans suffering from Agent Orange. Look at number of veterans served, percentages with abnormalities, costs, etc.
7. Study the impact of pesticides on health in Texas.
8. Study the proposed construction of the Houston Psychiatric Hospital.
Committee: House Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : interim report / the Special Committee to Study the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 m528
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 2,310 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate and monitor all activities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation including, but not limited to, reorganization, personnel policies, examination of audits, care of clients, executive staff and board member responsibilities, and citizen complaints regarding operating procedures.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the House of Representatives of the State of Texas / House General Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Insurance, Texas State Board of | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mexia State Supported Living Center | State supported living centers |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 in9
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 1,156 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct an investigation of complaints regarding the treatment of the residents of state schools operated by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, including the Mexia State School, the Richmond State School and the Corpus Christi State School. *
2. Investigate alleged improprieties in the State Board of Insurance's dealings with Nation-Wide Trust and the Great Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. *
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the Committee on Health and Welfare, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Social service agencies | State agencies | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 H349
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,175 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Department of Health Resources (less Meat Inspection), Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness, Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Office of the Governor Committee on Aging, Department of Public Welfare, Health Facilities Commission, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Medical Examiners, Texas Optometry Board.
2. A study of the possible need for reorganization of the State's human resources delivery agencies: the Texas Department of Human Resources, the Governor's Committee on Aging, the Texas Youth Council and the Texas Department of Community Affairs. This study should include a review of the functions of and operations of these agencies and should make recommendations as to necessary legislative changes, if any.
3. Review the implementation of SB 700, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, (the legislation detailing the legal rights of the retarded) by MHMR and make recommendations as to further legislative action needed, if any.
4. Review and monitor the effect and impact on the state of the passage of and judicial interpretations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, dealing with rights of the handicapped. This study should include specific recommendations as to possible state action, legislative or judicial, to protect the state's best interests in this manner as well as recommended legislation designed to meet criteria for state implementation of the federal law.
5. A study of the Texas Health Facilities Commission to determine the effectiveness of that agency and of health systems agencies in health facility planning including a review of the current fee schedule and of the necessity, if any, for the Department of Health Facilities to have input into nursing home expansion requests and decisions.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Committee Documentation: Bill Statistics, Lists of House Bills, Senate Bills
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 H349 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [22 pages]
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Health and Welfare, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature, to the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Medicaid | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Public Welfare, Texas Department of | San Antonio State Hospital | State supported living centers |
Library Call Number: L1936.64 h349
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 1,070 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the operations at the San Antonio State Hospital and the Lubbock State School, *
2. Review the procedures used by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation when placing patients in nursing homes. *
3. Review the operations of the Bexar County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center. *
4. Review the operations of the Department of Public Welfare. *
5. Review the Medicaid contract between the Texas Department of Public Welfare and Blue Cross. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation background : need for planning
Library Call Number: M1000.1 B126
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View document [43 pages]

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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