The following recently introduced bills may affect providers:
HB 1897 – Relating to transportation services provided to aged or disabled clients of certain programs and facilities.
HB 1905 – Relating to studying the costs and benefits of a pilot program for services for adults with autism.
HB 2558 – Relating to registration for evacuation and disaster preparedness for clients of home and community support services agencies.
HB 3142 – Relating to reimbursement rates for nursing home services provided to Medicaid recipients.
HB 4194 – Relating to the child health plan program and the medical assistance program.
HB 4451 – Relating to provision of continuity of care services for youth with mental illness or mental retardation who are paroled or discharged from the Texas Youth Commission.
HB 4688 – Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation who reside in a state developmental center.
HB 4695 – Relating to the collection and use of information relating to the investigation and prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in certain facilities serving individuals with mental retardation in an electronic database.
HB 4696 – Relating to the investigation and prevention of abuse, neglect, or exploitation at certain facilities and homes in which individuals with mental retardation reside and the collection and use of information related to those investigations in an electronic database.
SB 531 – Relating to the billing coordination system for claims submitted for payment from the Medicaid program.
SB 584 – Relating to notification to a patient of a state-operated mental health facility or resident of a residential care facility of the exemption of certain trusts from liability to pay for support.
SB 639 – Relating to the rights of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities residing in state residential care facilities.
SB 705 – Relating to the Medicaid consolidated waiver program and other Medicaid long-term care waiver programs.
SB 791 – Relating to the certified nurse aide registry and the regulation of certified nurse aides by the Texas Board of Nursing.
SB 796 – Relating to the provision and evaluation of comprehensive substance abuse treatment under the state Medicaid program.
SB 1055 – Relating to reporting and application requirements regarding certain public and private guardians.
SB 1057 – Relating to criminal history record information relating to persons who are certified to provide guardianship services.
SB 2241 – Relating to a Medicaid hospital level of care waiver program for certain medically fragile individuals.
SB 2336 – Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the creation of a commission to advise the board.
SB 2344 – Relating to examination requirements in certain guardianship matters concerning persons with mental retardation.
SB 2360 – Relating to reducing state school commitments and increasing community services for persons with mental retardation.
SB 2407 – Relating to the provision of services to individuals with mental retardation.