If you're following the Planned Parenthood vs. Texas case about the Women's Health Program, you may be interested in the key court documents, laws, rules and legislation listed below.
Key court documents
Planned Parenthood of Austin Family Planning, Inc., et al vs. Thomas M. Suehs, Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (1:12-CV-00322, Women's Health Program).
April 11, 2012: Original complaint (filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas)
April 11, 2012: Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction
April 30, 2012: Order granting preliminary injunction (Judge Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas)
April 30, 2012: State's motion to stay preliminary injunction (filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit)
April 30, 2012: U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit grants state's motion to stay preliminary injunction
May 1, 2012: Planned Parenthood files motion to lift stay of preliminary injunction
May 4, 2012: U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit vacates its April 30,2012 order granting stay of preliminary injunction. The case is being placed on the Court's oral argument calendar for the week of July 9, 2012.
*In an earlier, related case on March 16, 2012, Texas' attorney general sued the federal government to have federal funding restored to the Women's Health Program. See: State of Texas v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Original complaint (No. 6:12-cv-62)
Related legislation, laws and rules
SB 7, 82nd 1st Called Session (2011): Relating to the administration, quality, and efficiency of health care, health and human services, and health benefits programs in this state; creating an offense; providing penalties.
Laws and rules:
Texas Human Resources Code, Sec. 32.04 (c-1): Authority and scope of program; eligibility; demonstration project for women's health care services
Texas Administrative Code, Part 1, Women's Health Program §§ 354.1361-354.1364 (For background information, please see proposed rule text as adopted: Definition of 'affiliate,' Adopted rules, 1 TAC §§354.1361-354.1364) (Texas Register)
(Federal) 42 U.S.C. § 1396a, State plans for medical assistance, Subsection (a)(23), 'any individual eligible for medical assistance (including drugs) may obtain such assistance from any institution, agency, community pharmacy, or person, qualified to perform the service or services required,' Social Security Act § 1902(a)(23)