Bill Text: TX HB1613 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the provision of recovery community organization services under Medicaid.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - Left pending in committee [HB1613 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1613-Introduced.html
  86R3761 JG-D
 
  By: Moody H.B. No. 1613
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the provision of recovery community organization
  services under Medicaid.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.09991 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.09991.  RECOVERY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. (a) In
  this section, "recovery community organization" means a nonprofit
  organization that mobilizes resources inside and outside of a local
  community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term
  recovery for persons with substance use disorder and their family
  members and that is wholly or partly governed by persons recovering
  from a substance use disorder or their family members.
         (b)  The executive commissioner, with input from the work
  group established under Subsection (c), shall adopt rules to
  provide Medicaid reimbursement for services provided by recovery
  community organizations, which must include:
               (1)  rules that establish training requirements for
  recovery community organization service providers;
               (2)  rules that establish certification and
  supervision requirements for recovery community organizations;
               (3)  rules that define the scope of services that
  recovery community organizations may provide;
               (4)  rules that distinguish services provided by
  recovery community organizations from other services that a person
  must hold a license to provide; and
               (5)  any other rules necessary to protect the health
  and safety of persons receiving services provided by recovery
  community organizations.
         (c)  The executive commissioner shall establish a work group
  to provide input for the adoption of rules under Subsection (b).
  The work group is composed of at least nine and not more than 13
  members with expertise in substance use recovery or recovery
  community organizations. The executive commissioner shall ensure
  that at least half of the members in the work group are from rural
  communities in this state.
         (d)  The executive commissioner shall appoint one member of
  the work group to serve as presiding officer.
         (e)  The work group is automatically abolished on the
  adoption of rules under Subsection (b).
         (f)  Subsections (c), (d), and (e) and this subsection expire
  September 1, 2021.
         SECTION 2.  Effective January 1, 2021, Section 32.024, Human
  Resources Code, is amended by adding Subsection (pp) to read as
  follows:
         (pp) The commission in its rules and standards governing the
  scope of services provided under the medical assistance program
  shall include services provided by recovery community
  organizations as defined by Section 531.09991, Government Code, to
  the extent permitted by federal law.
         SECTION 3.  Not later than December 31, 2019, the executive
  commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission shall
  establish the work group required by Section 531.09991, Government
  Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 4.  Not later than December 31, 2020, the executive
  commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission shall
  adopt the rules required by Section 531.09991, Government Code, as
  added by this Act.
         SECTION 5.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 6.  Except as otherwise provided by this Act, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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