Bill Text: TX HB2966 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to facilities and services for the care of the elderly or persons with disabilities in certain municipal hospital authorities, hospital districts, or other authorities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - Left pending in committee [HB2966 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2966-Introduced.html
  86R6646 JCG-F
 
  By: Zerwas H.B. No. 2966
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to facilities and services for the care of the elderly or
  persons with disabilities in certain municipal hospital
  authorities, hospital districts, or other authorities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 262.034(e), (f), and (g), Health and
  Safety Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (e)  This section applies only to an authority:
               (1)  that owns or operates a hospital licensed under
  Chapter 241 and that is located in:
                     (A) [(1)]  a county with a population of 225,000
  or less;
                     (B) [(2)]  those portions of extended
  municipalities that the federal census bureau has determined to be
  rural;
                     (C) [(3)]  an area that is not delineated as an
  urbanized area by the federal census bureau; or
                     (D) [(4)]  a municipality with a population of
  less than 12,000 and a county with a population of 2.5 million or
  more at the time the authority begins operating a facility or
  providing a service described by Subsection (a); or
               (2)  that owns or operates a facility described by
  Subsection (a) that participates in the Quality Incentive Payment
  Program (QIPP) or a successor Medicaid supplemental payment
  program.
         (f)  This section does not authorize an authority described
  by Subsection (e)(1) [the authority] to issue revenue bonds or
  other notes in accordance with this chapter to construct, acquire,
  own, enlarge, improve, furnish, or equip a facility or service
  listed in Subsection (a) if a private provider of the facility or
  service is available and accessible in the service area of the
  authority.
         (g)  An authority described by Subsection (e)(1)(D) [(e)(4)]
  may not own or operate more than 50 licensed nursing home beds under
  this section and is not subject to Subsection (f).
         SECTION 2.  Sections 285.101(a) and (d), Health and Safety
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This subchapter applies only to a hospital, hospital
  district, or authority created and operated under Article IX, Texas
  Constitution, under a special law, or under this title:
               (1)  that is located in:
                     (A) [(1)]  a county with a population of 35,000 or
  less;
                     (B) [(2)]  those portions of extended
  municipalities that the federal census bureau has determined to be
  rural; or
                     (C) [(3)]  an area that is not delineated as an
  urbanized area by the federal census bureau; or
               (2)  that owns or operates a facility described by
  Subsection (b) that participates in the Quality Incentive Payment
  Program (QIPP) or a successor Medicaid supplemental payment
  program.
         (d)  This section does not authorize a hospital, hospital
  district, or authority described by Subsection (a)(1) to issue
  revenue bonds or other notes in accordance with this chapter to
  construct, acquire, own, enlarge, improve, furnish, or equip a
  facility or service listed in Subsection (b)(1) if a private
  provider of the facility or service is available and accessible in
  the service area of the hospital, hospital district, or authority.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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