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Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 77th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

CHAIR
Mike Moncrief

VICE-CHAIR
John Carona

MEMBERS
Kip Averitt
David Bernsen
Mario Gallegos, Jr
Chris Harris
Frank L. Madla
Jane Nelson
Eliot Shapleigh

 

CLERK:
Scott Caffey

TEL:
(512) 463-0360

Video/Audio Archives

77th Session Interim

77th Regular Session

Reports

The following reports are available for download:

  • The following items are the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Interim Reports to the 78th Legislature:
  • Interim Report  (2.2 MB, PDF format)
  • Report Appendix  (5.9 MB, PDF format)

Interim Charges

  • Review, evaluate, and make recommendations on the following mental health and mental retardation issues:
    • Availability and adequacy of mental health services for children and adolescents and their families, including services funded through the mental health system, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and other funding sources the Committee considers relevant.
    • Community mental health services delivery structure, including evaluating the efficacy of continuation or expansion of the NorthStar managed care pilot and the role of local community MHMR centers as mental health authorities.
    • Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation's allocation formulas for distributing mental health and mental retardation funds to local communities.
  • Review, evaluate, and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Welfare-to-Work, Child Care, and related programs in moving families out of poverty to self-sufficiency, with special focus on expiration of the state's federal waiver in FY 2002. Monitor federal reauthorization activities on these programs.
  • Review, evaluate, and make recommendations to improve Texas' Supplemental Security Income disability determination procedures. The Committee should compare Texas' denial rate with other states' rates, analyze any changes in Texas' rate, and examine the impact of Texas' system on Medicaid coverage for the uninsured.