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Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Foster care | Government transparency | Higher education | Medicaid | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | STAR+PLUS program | Student aid |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 H88
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [67 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine crisis resources for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Identify strategies to serve individuals with complex behavioral and medical needs in the community.
2. Monitor the implementation of Foster Care Redesign. Evaluate its impact on the child welfare system in areas of the state where redesign is underway, including transition from the legacy system, foster family retention and recruitment, placement stability, permanency, and child safety.
3. Monitor and evaluate implementation of SB 7 (83R), including agency preparations for the statewide rollout of STAR+PLUS.
4. Former foster youth have the benefit of free tuition and fees if they enroll in higher education, yet very few take advantage of this opportunity. Consider new strategies to support these youth and make recommendations to enroll and retain more foster youth in higher education. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Higher Education)
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction, including implementation of the Balancing Incentives Program and relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: Joint Criminal Commitments of Individuals with Mental Retardation, Interim Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Competency to stand trial | Criminally insane | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C867
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 213 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the criminal commitment process for individuals with mental retardation who are found incompetent to stand trial or are acquitted by reason of insanity.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
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
Subjects: Child custody | Child Protective Services | Foster care | Long-term care | Mentally disabled persons | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 H88
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [173 pages  File size: 3,666 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the Department of Justice settlement agreement, SB 643, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, and other reforms to services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
2. Monitor the implementation of provisions in SB 2080, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 Legislature, Regular Session; c) appropriateness of voluntary placement; d) review of caregiver qualifications; and e) potential improvements to the voluntary placement process.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Adoption | Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Anti-smoking campaigns | Asthma | Caseworkers | Child abuse prevention | Child Protective Services | Community support services | Disease management | Disease preparedness | Disease prevention | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Family Based Safety Services | Family preservation | Foster care | Health care providers | Health Enterprise Zones | Health insurance premium subsidies | Home health care services | Immunizations | Influenza | Medicaid | Medical errors | Medical reimbursements | Medically uninsured | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Nursing homes | Obesity | Persons with disabilities | Preparation for Adult Living | Rural health care | State supported living centers | Stem cell research | Umbilical cord blood |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 H349
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [379 pages  File size: 16,580 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the Department of Aging and Disability Services' improvement plan for the system of care for individuals with developmental disabilities, focusing on efforts to improve state schools and provide more community care options. Evaluate the process for preventing, reporting, and investigating abuse and neglect in state schools, ICF/MRs and the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) program. Determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of increasing the number of individuals served in home or community locations and the financial impact this shift has on state schools. Monitor the department's efforts to convert institutions to community care providers through the money-follows-the-person program designed to improve access to community care services. Specifically make recommendations on:
  • how to further improve the system of care for individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • preventing, reporting, and investigating abuse and neglect;
  • developing a transition plan for reducing waiting list for community care service;
  • incentives for converting institutions into community care providers; and
  • a long term plan to address issues that result from the current federal Department of Justice investigation.
2. Study and make recommendations related to creating an outcome-based reimbursement model in Texas' Medicaid program as a way to improve quality of care, reduce medical errors, and create cost savings. Develop a pilot health care program that pays for best practices, rather than only paying for actual procedures performed. Examine the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMS) efforts to create an outcome-based system in the Medicare payment system that sanctions serious, preventable medical errors. Examine Pennsylvania's efforts to implement a similar outcome-based reimbursement model to make providers more vigilant about patient care, encourage best practices, and reduce costs in their Medicaid program. If necessary, examine other health care coverage models that have successfully incorporated an outcome-based reimbursement system. Consider pay-for-performance, options that reward good outcomes and the use of best practices, and changes to the reimbursement system that will reduce serious preventable medical errors and hospital acquired infections.
3. Study the effectiveness of the Resiliency and Disease Management (RDM) program in the mental health service delivery system, implementation of changes to the crisis care program, and recommendations for appropriate use of the mental health transformation grant. Identify strategies to increase access to services and meet future demand for services. Examine resource allocation and opportunities to maximize funding. Policy recommendations should maximize the number of inpatient psychiatric acute care beds, enhance access to outpatient services, promote the use of recovery-based services, and enhance access to community-based services.
4. Monitor the implementation of the Department of Family and Protective Services’ improvement plan to reduce caseloads for Child Protective Service caseworkers, and to provide family-based safety services and ongoing substitute care services. Evaluate the efficiency of Child Protective Services "functional units," and determine if other organizational models would allow for a reduction in caseworkers' caseloads, without increasing other administrative costs. Develop recommendations aimed at lowering individual caseloads, making casework more efficient, and improving the retention of caseworkers. Assess the viability of caseworker reimbursement as a manner to lower caseworker turnover.
5. Monitor the implementation of the Department of Family and Protective Services' plan to stabilize the foster care system and increase permanency options for children. Study placement capacity to determine how Child Protective Services can better develop the necessary adoptions or foster homes to meet the needs of children and families by increasing foster care capacity, recruiting and retaining more foster and adoptive parents, increasing the use of relative care, and developing best practices for reducing foster care placement breakdowns. This includes studying innovative ways to promote adoption and kinship care in Texas and best practices for foster/adoptive parents to improve their ability to care for abused and neglected children. Explore potential improvements and enhancements in the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program to increase successful transitioning from foster care to adult living. Study current death review processes for children who die while in state care.
6. Examine Texas' current strategies for preventing child abuse. Specifically study the effectiveness of current programs and how these programs compare to other state efforts. Identify national research-based solutions, including best practices and programs addressing sexual abuse. Explore promising existing and emerging approaches to child abuse and neglect prevention, especially those with a strong evidence base. Identify additional funding sources for increased child abuse prevention activities by the state.
7. Study the changes in statute contained in SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, as well as the state's current prevention and wellness efforts and chronic care management efforts, and identify opportunities for improvement in state policies and programs. Examine options for expanding and optimizing the state's current investment in wellness programs and management tools for individuals with chronic care conditions, including options that address childhood asthma. Review partnerships with the private sector that specifically address the following:
  • tobacco cessation, including the evaluation of a statewide smoking ban in public places;
  • reducing obesity;
  • availability and effectiveness of childhood and adult vaccines, including public education programs to promote the use of vaccines; and
  • more effective management of chronic care conditions.
8. Study the effectiveness and efficiency of nursing homes and home-based solutions/home care in Texas, and make recommendations to improve nursing homes and their funding. Identify and study successful nursing home funding models established by other states. Consider ways to fund infrastructure for nursing and therapists and home care. Examine the possibility of an incentive-based “pay for performance” rate plan for nursing facilities and consider factors that it could be based on, taking into account similar plans implemented in other states. Make recommendations on how best to use Medicaid to fund skilled nursing and home health care in Texas. Explore options for improving graduation rates for nurses in Texas.
9. Study and address ethical issues surrounding the impact of a pandemic influenza in this state, particularly focusing on the following:
  • the availability of human and material resources;
  • the benefits and burdens of mass vaccination plans;
  • the involvement of private sector professional organizations and businesses in the state's pandemic influenza preparedness and response plans; and
  • development and implementation of communication plans that will inform and prepare the public on risk reduction behaviors and local/state preparedness and response.
10. Study the potential for development of Health Enterprise Zones, which could offer tax incentives to medical providers who locate within the boundaries of designated medically underserved areas. Analyze similar legislation enacted in other states, specifically New Jersey, and estimate costs and benefits. Consider expanding incentives to medically related industries such as medical research facilities, laboratories and equipment manufacturers in order to spur economic development.
11. Monitor the collection and availability of cord blood stem cells for treatments and research in Texas. Review the current state of basic and clinical research using these and other types of adult stem cells. Assess the potential for clinical and economic benefits from current and increased adult stem cell research.
12. Review Medicaid provider reimbursement rate methodologies, including the impact of factors such as infrastructure concerns, federal minimum wage changes, and cost reports. Study the impact on access to care, quality of care, and value, and make recommendations for legislative changes, taking into account rate increases contained in the current budget. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
13. Study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied health and long-term care professionals. Make recommendations on how the state can help recruit high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals in the underserved regions of Texas. (Joint charge with the Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade)
14. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Health and Human Services Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, report on the implementation of SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to ensure meaningful improvement in access to quality care in the Texas Medicaid program, focusing on how to cover more uninsured in Texas with market-based plans or premium assistance for employer health plans, and monitor the creation of the Texas Cancer Research and Prevention Institute.
Committee: House Services for Individuals Eligible for Intermediate Care Facility Services, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Select Committee on Services for Individuals Eligible for Intermediate Care Facility Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Community support services | Long-term care | Mentally disabled persons | State supported living centers |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 In8
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [100 pages  File size: 2,570 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. 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.
Committee: Joint Criminal Defendant's Competency, Task Force
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: SB 553 / prepared for the 78th Legislature by the SB 553 Task Force in accordance with Senate Bill 553, 77th Legislature, 2001.
Subjects: Capital punishment of mentally disabled inmates | Competency to stand trial | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally disabled persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 C867d
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 65 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A task force is established to review the methods and procedures used to evaluate a criminal defendant's competency to stand trial anduse of the insanity defense and to submit a report to the 78th Legislature. The task force serves in an advisory capacity.
2. In conducting its review of the methods and procedures used to evaluate a criminal defendant's competency to stand trial and use of the insanity defense, the task force shall: (1) examine the process by which the examination of a defendant is initiated and administered, including the required and actual use of forms and other documentation; (2) review the manner in which a person is appointed to conduct an examination; (3) evaluate the adequacy of the qualifications and training of persons who may be appointed to conduct an examination; (4) consider alternative means to: (A) increase cost effectiveness in the examination process; and (B) maximize third-party payment of the costs of examinations; and (5) assess the potential use and benefits of telepsychiatry.
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: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Mental health & criminal justice
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge two.
Subjects: Criminal justice | Mental health services | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 2
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [76 pages  File size: 2,740 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review information-sharing between law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals, and mental health agencies about individuals, both adults and juveniles, who are identified or considered a risk to the public's safety and whether additional cooperative efforts are needed. The Committee also shall recommend how best to conduct a comprehensive review of the relationship between mental health and the criminal justice system to assure that the criminal justice system does not become the alternative placement for such individuals.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol-related deaths | Blood alcohol concentration | Criminally insane | Driving while intoxicated | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Open container laws | Sobriety tests | Traffic fatalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,195 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the laws and procedures relating to driving while intoxicated, including blood-alcohol levels, sobriety check-points and open containers in automobiles.
2. Review and assess the need for changes in the insanity defense.
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: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Interim report - Guardianship
Library Catalog Title: Guardianship laws and practices in Texas / Senate Interim Committee on Health and Human Services.
Subjects: Guardianship | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Persons with disabilities | Senior citizens |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 g931
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 1,891 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall study current laws relating to guardianship and the feasibility of establishing a public guardianship program in Texas. The Committee shall review existing programs, private programs, and offices of public guardianship in other states.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Interim report - Rehabilitation services
Library Catalog Title: Private psychiatric, substance abuse, and medical rehabilitation services in Texas.
Subjects: Drug rehabilitation programs | Fraud | Hospitals | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Patients' rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 p939
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 3,212 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall study current laws relating to involuntary commitment of individuals to institutions.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Committee documentation on private psychiatric and substance abuse services: interim committee meeting schedule, issues (medications, access to medical records, private psychiatric hospital standards, etc.), news articles
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.72 P939M
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [214 pages  File size: 6,057 kb]
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Psychiatric hospital abuses: letter from Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to Governor Ann Richards, information on abuse and neglect in private psychiatric hospitals
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [112 pages  File size: 2,277 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report - Vol 1
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature / Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Children with disabilities | Community support services | Emergency medical services | Foster care | Hospital emergency rooms | Inmate health | Medicaid | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Quality of care | Trauma centers | Women's health |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 h88 1
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [370 pages  File size: 18,729 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Study health care in women's correctional facilities.
4. Monitor and Coordinate with the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to trauma care in Texas.
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Rationale for and summary of proposed revisions of the Mentally Retarded Persons Act.
Subjects: Mentally disabled persons | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 m528
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,587 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977 as it relates to current mental retardation service delivery issues and challenges, and make recommendations for amendments to the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977 to the 72nd Legislature.
2. Review the current provisions of the Mentally Retarded Persons Act and develop recommendations to the 72nd Legislature for amending the provisions of that Act relating to the purposes of the Act, definitions applicable to the Act, the diagnosis and evaluation process, commitment and admission procedures, protection of individual rights, the role and composition of the Public Responsibility Committee and the conformity of the Act to pertinent provisions of the Texas Mental Health Code and other applicable state and federal statutes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Interim Report - Analysis
Library Catalog Title: Analysis, Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977.
Library Call Number: L1836.71 m528a
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Interim Report - MHMR Response
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Task Force on the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977.
Library Call Number: L1836.71 m528mh
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 79 kb]
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Committee documentation: background, correspondence, task force binder, agendas, minutes, testimony
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.71 M528M
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [245 pages  File size: 6,353 kb]
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: Joint Steering Committee to Develop a Texas Office of Prevention
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report and recommendations / Steering Committee to Develop a Texas Office of Prevention.
Subjects: Mentally disabled persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 D492
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,378 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Describe several alternatives for developing a Texas Office of Prevention and to recommend an alternative for implementation. *
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: Senate Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Subcommittee report on interim studies / the Senate of Texas Subcommittee on Public Health.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Emergency medical services | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Mentally disabled persons | Municipal jails | Runaway children | Truancy |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 h350
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [54 pages  File size: 1,202 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The passage of SB 906, 68th Legislature, Regular Session, established a basis for mutual aid agreements between cities and counties on the provision of emergency medical services. The Subcommittee will followup on the continued effort to assure emergency medical services access to rural areas of the State, including the adequate provision of healthcare for the poor in rural areas and the accessibility and existence of adequate medical facilities and personnel.
2. There has been reported a growing concern of the health standards for city jails and the Subcommittee will undertake an initial assessment of present health standards.
3. The Subcommittee will monitor and assess referral services for parents of retarded children who need professional help.
4. The Subcommittee will monitor and assess the implementation of SR 83, 68th Legislature, Regular Session, to the Texas Department of Human Resources on demonstration projects in violence centers, and the monitoring of the implementation of Runaway Youth Demonstration Project.
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: Joint Autism
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Autism : an intricate dilemma : Joint Committee on Autism report to the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 au81
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 2,442 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the needs of autistic citizens of Texas, and make recommendations regarding the State's role in providing for autistic citizens needs. Consider alternative noninstitutional environments which have proven effective in other states. Evaluate the appropriateness of existing institutional programs for autistic citizens of Texas. Examine the current lack of specialized developmental counseling programs for parents and foster parents of autistic persons. Review the need for additional specialized inservice and undergraduate training in autism and other behavioral disorders.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Autism
Title: SCR 100
Library Call Number: SCR 100
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 837 kb]
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: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The potential in the patchwork : a future pattern for human services in Texas / the report of the Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services in Texas.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Senior citizens | Social service agencies | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [95 pages  File size: 6,056 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a thorough study of the human services delivery system in Texas, including Texas and federal laws relating to human services, existing human services provided by both state-supported entities and the private sector, populations served by the services, and the effective use of state funds.
2. 1. To recognize that long range planning is needed because human needs change as people and their environments change; 2. To provide the means for systematic review, evaluation and modification of the delivery of human services to cope with population growth and change; 3. To examine in depth the lack of coordination of human services and to recommend solutions; 4. To plan now for the use of all the resources of the state - human, natural, and economic - in order to avert pitfalls experienced by other states; and 5. To assist in developing plans and priorities for improving the delivery of human services beginning with the Sixty-seventh Legislature and continuing through successive sessions.
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Action report
Library Catalog Title: Action report / Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services in Texas.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Senior citizens | Social service agencies | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88a
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 2,104 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a thorough study of the human services delivery system in Texas, including Texas and federal laws relating to human services, existing human services provided by both state-supported entities and the private sector, populations served by the services, and the effective use of state funds.
2. 1. To recognize that long range planning is needed because human needs change as people and their environments change; 2. To provide the means for systematic review, evaluation and modification of the delivery of human services to cope with population growth and change; 3. To examine in depth the lack of coordination of human services and to recommend solutions; 4. To plan now for the use of all the resources of the state - human, natural, and economic - in order to avert pitfalls experienced by other states; and 5. To assist in developing plans and priorities for improving the delivery of human services beginning with the Sixty-seventh Legislature and continuing through successive sessions.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: State provider questionnaire
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.65 H88M
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [401 pages]
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Recommendations and support information
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and support information / submitted to the Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services in Texas by the Subcommittee Studying Services for the 65-and-over age group.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88wo
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Recommendations and support information
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and support information / submitted to the Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services in Texas by the Subcommittee Studying Services for the 0-17 Age Group.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88ws
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Recommendations and support information
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and support information / submitted to the Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services in Texas by the Subcommittee Studying Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88mm
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Recommendations and support information
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and support information / submitted to the Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services in Texas by the Subcommittee Studying Service Distribution Patterns.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88wd
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Recommendations and support information
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and support information / submitted to the Special Committee on Delivery of Human Services inTexas by the Subcommittee Studying Planning and Coordination.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h88wp
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Delivery of Human Services in Texas
Title: Publication subcommittee's current version of recommendations of Senate Special Committee on the Delivery of Human Services, June 11, 1980
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.65 H88M
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [90 pages]
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]

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