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18 Document(s) [ Subject: Social service agencies ]

Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: 211 telephone system | Adult Protective Services | Caseworkers | Child nutrition programs | Child Protective Services | Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment and eligibility | Children's mental health | Community support services | Diet and nutrition | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Federally qualified health centers | Guardianship | Health care | Immunizations | Influenza | Medicaid | Medical assistants | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Nurses | Nursing shortages | Obesity | Pharmacists | Physical fitness | Physicians | Social service agencies | Stem cell research | Telemedicine | Texas Emerging Technology Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [201 pages  File size: 3,167 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for improving delivery of Texas' mental health services; consider local and regional delivery systems including access to care, cost effectiveness, choice and competition, and quality of care.
2. Monitor state and federal Medicaid reform proposals, including their impact on the Medicaid program in Texas, as well as cost-containment measures in other states, and make recommendations for legislative action, as appropriate.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to filling shortages in the health care workforce and improving medical educational services. Evaluate the state's use of the National Health Service Corps and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to address the needs of the Medicaid/Medicare and underinsured populations
4. Examine the strategies used by other states that have had success with FQHCs and make recommendations for increasing the number of FQHCs in Texas.
5. Study and make recommendations relating to policy issues surrounding the use of emerging skin cell research, and other technologies.
6. Study and make recommendations for improving vaccination rates and ensuring an adequate vaccination supply in the state. Include an analysis of vaccine manufacturing and purchasing policies.
7. Evaluate and make recommendations relating to the creation of a comprehensive and statewide nutrition and physical activity plan to address obesity and chronic diseases. Examine options for funding components of such a plan.
8. Monitor the implementation of SB 6, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to Child and Adult Protective Services. Study and make recommendations for development and enhancements to protocols for joint investigations by child protective service workers and law enforcement and for interviews with children for disclosure of abuse.
9. Study the current use of the 2-1-1 network to provide access to information on federal, state, and local resources. Examine and make recommendations on strategies that improve the coordination of service information and expand the availability of information on services currently provided by community and faith-based organizations.
10. Monitor the implementation of HB 2292, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to health and human services. Focus on implementation of service coordination and consolidation efforts to assess the impact on service quality, while reducing costs.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Adult Protective Services | Call centers | Child Protective Services | Children's Health Insurance Program | Databases | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Health care | Hospitals | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Medical Board, Texas | Medicare | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Social service agencies | State government reorganization | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1936.78 H349
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [247 pages  File size: 1,485 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on structural reform, efficiency improvements, and cost savings in the state Medicaid and CHIP programs, with a goal of changing the method and delivery of service to reduce costs while providing the intended services. The Committee should examine and make recommendations to: lower institutional costs; subsidize private insurance in lieu of Medicaid and CHIP where possible; use consumer-directed care models; reimburse health care providers based upon outcomes where feasible; match currently unmatched local funds with federal funds; alter Texas' current method of finance and distribution of DSH; develop possible HIFA waiver options that incorporate premium subsidization; develop accountability and incentive measures for outcomes within Medicaid managed care and CHIP; seek flexibility from federal government to allow options and waivers and enhance federal funds; examine local models for delivery of Medicaid while maintaining best practices; and expand access to mental health services through expansion of behavioral health organization model. The Committee will coordinate these studies with the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee review of mental health and mental retardation services.
2. Monitor implementation and make recommendations to improve HB 2292, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Include reviews of implementation of the preferred drug list and prior authorization and the new call center for determination of program and service eligibility. The Committee will coordinate activities with the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee.
3. Study and make recommendations on improving Texas's county and local indigent health care system. Consider whether the system should be regionalized to reflect usage and gain efficiencies, so that one or more counties are not paying for regional health care.
4. Monitor the implementation and make recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of legislation relating to the Board of Medical Examiners, legislation relating to childhood immunizations, legislation relating to the pilot front end Medicaid fraud reduction systems, federal developments related to TANF reauthorization and related programs, expansion and new construction of Federally Qualified Health Centers, federal developments related to prescription drugs in Medicare and the effect on Medicaid. Also, monitor and report on the use of new federal Medicare funds allocated for Texas
5. Study and make recommendations on increasing electronic transactions in health care. Review the use and make recommendations on improving technology in health care administration, including expediting pre-authorizations and increasing the efficiency of claims processing so that medical providers are paid once procedures are pre-authorized and performed, and administrative costs lowered, benefitting both the consumer and the managed health care organizations.
6. Study health facility regulation in Texas and make recommendations that facilitate innovation and patient safety. Concentrate studies on hospitals, including niche hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers and long term care facilities, and make recommendations for improving patient choice, facility competition, indigent health care, and for maintaining a competitive, patient-oriented health care industry.
7. Study and make recommendations on improving the Protective and Regulatory Services service levels payment system and tiered adoption subsidy program. Study and make recommendations on improving the recruitment and retention of foster care families.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Medicaid and welfare reform
Library Catalog Title: Medicaid and welfare reform : interim report.
Subjects: Federal funds | Indigent health care | Job training programs | Managed care | Medicaid | Medical savings accounts | Social service agencies | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 h349m
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [350 pages  File size: 15,412 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development of federal waivers resulting from Medicaid and welfare reform legislation, SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 1863, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, to be submitted and negotiated with the federal Health Care Finance Administration.
2. Monitor the implementation of the Medicaid health care delivery system created by SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, to ensure that the phase-in of the program is being carried out in a rapid but thorough manner.
3. Review and assess Medicaid reform legislation and welfare reform, SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 1863, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for state legislation, if necessary, regarding modifications needed to ensure a smooth transition to statewide managed health care for indigent patients and enacting the reformed welfare system.
4. Establish a working group consisiting of Committee members, legislative staff, staff from the State Comptroller's Office, the Legislative Budget Office and other affected state agencies to monitor the activities in Congress regarding block grant funding and the impact these will have on Texas' health and human services related programs. Establish a mechanism for communicating these program impacts to the Congressional delegation.
5. In the event that Federal block grant legislation is enacted which affects health and human services programs, the working group should evaluate the impact on welfare and Medicaid reform legislation, HB 1863, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 10, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and determine the ability of the state to proceed with enacting both pieces of legislation and evaluate the need to modify either piece of legislation to conform to federal requirements.
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: House Urban Needs, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report / of the Joint Committee on Urban Needs, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Crime prevention | Energy policy | Health care providers | Mental health services | Municipal budgets | Municipalities | Population growth | Social service agencies | Transportation | Transportation planning | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ur1n
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [154 pages  File size: 6,492 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate developments in Texas in the next decade and corresponding needs which the Legislature could address.
2. Investigate developments in Texas for the rest of the 20th century, including: the needs of Texas cities; energy needs; human services; transportation; the effect of growth on labor availability; and crime prevention. *
3. Consider the effects of population growth on the demand for government services, and review possible sources of additional revenue. *
4. Study the economics of Texas' cities, including such issues as revenue projections, expenditure levels, grants, etc.
5. Study Texas' energy needs for industrial, commercial and residential purposes.
6. Study the need for expanded human resources, such as mental and physical heath services, social service availability and related issues. Forecast future needs.
7. Study the future of transportation in urban areas.
8. Determine crime prevention needs in terms of law enforcement, neighborhood efforts and other related matters.
9. Study industrial and commercial growth and its effect on labor availability.
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]
Committee: House State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions, Investigation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report.
Subjects: Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Social service agencies | Texas Confederate Home |
Library Call Number: L1836.48 EL25R 1945 / H.J. of Tex., 49th Leg. R.S. 219 (1945)
Session: 48th R.S. (1943)
Online version: View report [11 pages  File size: 577 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Continue oversight and investigation of the state's eleemosynary and reformatory institutions. *
Committee: House Tarrant County Relief Situation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Social service agencies | Tarrant County | Welfare | Welfare fraud | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., 1st C.S. 328 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [11 pages  File size: 633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate thoroughly the relief system and set up as administered in Tarrant County.
2. Such committee shall give its ideas relative to a better functioning of the Relief system in the saving of time, and providing labor, money, relief for the needy, so that errors can be remedied wherever same may be found to exist; and as to any and all things that such committee may think advisable relative to the scope of this investigation; to bring to the attention of the Legislature all needed or suggested reforms or changes in the Relief Law and administration of the same in the State of Texas.

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

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