Bill Text: TX SB27 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Texas women's health program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-10 - Filed [SB27 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB27-Introduced.html
  85S10136 KKR-D
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 27
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Texas
  women's health program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.0997 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.0997.  AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT OF CERTAIN WOMEN IN
  TEXAS WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAM. (a) In this section, "Texas women's
  health program" means a program operated by the commission that is
  substantially similar to the demonstration project operated under
  former Section 32.0248, Human Resources Code, and that is intended
  to expand access to preventive health and family planning services
  for women in this state.
         (b)  Subject to the eligibility requirements of the Texas
  women's health program, the commission shall identify and
  automatically enroll in the program a woman who is a Medicaid
  recipient or enrollee in the child health plan program but who will
  lose eligibility for benefits under the applicable program because
  of the woman's age. The commission shall implement the automatic
  enrollment in a manner that:
               (1)  ensures a seamless transition in the provision of
  services between Medicaid or the child health plan program, as
  applicable, and the Texas women's health program; and
               (2)  allows a woman to begin receiving services through
  the Texas women's health program on the first day the woman is no
  longer eligible for Medicaid or the child health plan program, as
  applicable.
         (c)  The executive commissioner shall adopt rules necessary
  to implement this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect December 1, 2017.
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