SB 1 Sect. 48 moved HCS case management to Mental Retardation Authorities (MRA).
Currently, DADS does not plan on phasing in this shift, instead, DADS intends to ochestrate a mass move in June of 2010. DADS will hold a training for MRAs and providers in the spring before the change.
The MRA will conduct enrollment and keep up with the PDP (person directed plan). The requirement for an interdiscplinary team has been removed and now a service team consisting of the individual, LAR, and service coordinator (provider rep optional) will work together. The IPC will continue to be implemented by the provider. The requirements and role of the service coordinators still need to be defined with specifity. Accordingly, look for the draft rule proposal to be published in the Texas Register.