Bill Text: TX HB2832 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the referral of certain pregnant women to a nurse-family partnership program.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-02 - Left pending in committee [HB2832 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2832-Introduced.html
  86R11026 KFF-F
 
  By: Phelan H.B. No. 2832
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the referral of certain pregnant women to a
  nurse-family partnership program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 265.101, Family Code, is amended by
  amending Subdivision (1) and adding Subdivisions (1-a) and (1-b) to
  read as follows:
               (1)  "Commission" means the Health and Human Services
  Commission.
               (1-a) "Competitive grant program" means the
  nurse-family partnership competitive grant program established
  under this subchapter.
               (1-b) "Health and human services agencies" has the
  meaning assigned by Section 531.001, Government Code.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 265, Family Code, is
  amended by adding Section 265.1025 to read as follows:
         Sec. 265.1025.  COORDINATION BETWEEN AGENCIES AND LOCAL
  ORGANIZATIONS. The department shall coordinate with the commission
  to promote the referral to a partnership program of pregnant women
  receiving services through a public benefits program administered
  by the commission or a health and human services agency. The
  coordination may include encouraging and supporting agreements
  between local organizations providing services to pregnant women.
         SECTION 3.  Section 265.154(b), Family Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  A report submitted under this section must include:
               (1)  a description of the parenting education programs
  implemented and of the models associated with the programs;
               (2)  information on the families served by the
  programs, including the number of families served and their
  demographic information;
               (3)  the goals and achieved outcomes of the programs;
               (4)  information on the cost for each family served,
  including any available third-party return-on-investment analysis;
  [and]
               (5)  information explaining the percentage of money
  spent on evidence-based programs and on promising practice
  programs; and
               (6)  the sources from which pregnant women were
  referred in the preceding two-year period to a nurse-family
  partnership program under Subchapter C.
         SECTION 4.  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 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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