Bill Text: TX HB2774 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the provision of behavioral health services for certain persons under the medical assistance program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - Left pending in committee [HB2774 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2774-Introduced.html
  86R11455 EAS-F
 
  By: Lozano H.B. No. 2774
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the provision of behavioral health services for certain
  persons under the medical assistance program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 32.024, Human Resources Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (ll) to read as follows:
         (ll)  In this subsection, "serious mental illness" has the
  meaning assigned by Section 1355.001, Insurance Code.  The
  commission in its rules and standards governing the scope of
  services provided under the medical assistance program shall
  include behavioral health services for a person who: 
               (1)  is at least 20 years of age but younger than 65
  years of age;
               (2)  has been diagnosed with a serious mental illness;
  and
               (3)  has been arrested at least once.
         SECTION 2.  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 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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