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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 7. REHABILITATION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2423, ch. 842, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 584, Sec. 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (8456)

Amended by: (8457)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.395, eff. April 2, 2015. (8458)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.465(a)(100), eff. April 2, 2015. (8459)

Sec. 111.0553. PROCUREMENT METHODS. (8460)(Text)

(a) The executive commissioner shall adopt and the department shall implement in relation to this chapter and Subchapter F, Chapter 117, agency-wide procurement procedures to: (8461)

(1) ensure compliance with the best-value purchasing requirements of Section 2155.144(c), Government Code; (8462)

(2) document that a best-value review of vendors has occurred; (8463)

(3) document the reasons for selecting a vendor; (8464)

(4) negotiate price discounts with high-volume vendors; (8465)

(5) consolidate purchases with other agencies, including the Department of State Health Services and the comptroller, to achieve best value; and (8466)

(6) provide effective public notification to potential vendors of planned department purchases. (8467)

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the department's ability to procure goods and services from persons with disabilities. (8468)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 393, Sec. 21, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (8469)

Amended by: (8470)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 937 (H.B. 3560), Sec. 1.96, eff. September 1, 2007. (8471)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.396, eff. April 2, 2015. (8472)

Sec. 111.056. GIFTS AND DONATIONS. (8473)(Text)

The department may receive and use gifts and donations for carrying out the purposes of this chapter and Subchapter F, Chapter 117. No person may receive payment for solicitation of any funds. (8474)

Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2424, ch. 842, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. (8475)

Amended by: (8476)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.397, eff. April 2, 2015. (8477)

Sec. 111.057. UNLAWFUL USE OF LISTS OF NAMES. (8478)(Text)

(a) Except for purposes directly connected with the administration of health and human service programs and in accordance with regulations, it is unlawful for a person to solicit, disclose, receive, or make use of, or authorize, knowingly permit, participate in, or acquiesce in the use of any list of, names of, or any information directly or indirectly derived from records concerning persons applying for or receiving health and human services. (8479)

(b) The department is authorized to provide client and other information to and receive client and other information from any state agency for the purpose of increasing and enhancing services to clients and improving agency operations under this chapter and Subchapter F, Chapter 117, except where federal law or regulations preclude such sharing. (8480)

(c) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules to carry out the purposes of this section. (8481)

Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2424, ch. 842, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 142, Sec. 9, eff. May 17, 1993. (8482)

Amended by: (8483)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.398, eff. April 2, 2015. (8484)

Sec. 111.059. SUBROGATION. (8485)(Text)

(a) In furnishing a person rehabilitation services, including medical care services, under this chapter or Subchapter F, Chapter 117, the department is subrogated to the person's right of recovery from: (8486)

(1) personal insurance; (8487)

(2) another person for personal injury caused by the other person's negligence or wrongdoing; or (8488)

(3) any other source. (8489)

(b) The department's right of subrogation is limited to the cost of the services provided. (8490)

(c) The commissioner may totally or partially waive the department's right of subrogation when the commissioner finds that enforcement would tend to defeat the purpose of rehabilitation. (8491)

(d) The executive commissioner may adopt rules for the enforcement of the department's right of subrogation. (8492)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 344, ch. 77, Sec. 4, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. (8493)

Amended by: (8494)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.399, eff. April 2, 2015. (8495)

Sec. 111.060. COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION ACCOUNT. (8496)(Text)

(a) The comprehensive rehabilitation account is an account in the general revenue fund. Money in the account is derived from court costs collected under Section 133.102, Local Government Code. Money in the account may be appropriated only to the department for the purposes provided by Section 111.052. (8497)

(b) The comptroller, on requisition by the department, shall draw a warrant on the account for the amount specified in that requisition for a use authorized in Section 111.052, except that the total of warrants issued during a state fiscal year may not exceed the amount appropriated for that fiscal year. At the end of each state fiscal year, the comptroller shall transfer to the general revenue fund any unexpended balance in the comprehensive rehabilitation account that exceeds $1.5 million. (8498)

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