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

(c) The department shall evaluate the independent living services provided by a center for independent living and shall provide necessary training or technical assistance to help the center for independent living expand its capacity to provide a full range of independent living services. (9219)

(d) The department shall monitor the performance of each center for independent living in providing independent living services, including how the center for independent living monitors the performance of the organizations and other persons with whom it contracts to provide independent living services. (9220)

(e) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules to implement this section that include: (9221)

(1) an equitable and transparent methodology for allocating funds to centers for independent living under the independent living services program; (9222)

(2) requirements applicable to the department in contracting with centers for independent living to provide independent living services under the program; (9223)

(3) requirements applicable to centers for independent living in contracting with organizations and other persons to provide independent living services under the program; (9224)

(4) requirements applicable to the department in contracting with organizations or other persons who are not centers for independent living to provide independent living services under the program; (9225)

(5) a process for the department to monitor independent living services contracts; (9226)

(6) guidelines on the department's role in providing technical assistance and training to centers for independent living as necessary; and (9227)

(7) expectations for department employees to refer persons who contact the department seeking independent living services to centers for independent living. (9228)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 775 (H.B. 2463), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015. (9229)

Sec. 117.081. COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION SERVICES PROGRAM. (9230)(Text)

The department shall operate a comprehensive rehabilitation services program to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to persons with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. The executive commissioner shall adopt rules for the program that include: (9231)

(1) a system of organization for the delivery of the comprehensive rehabilitation services; (9232)

(2) eligibility requirements for the comprehensive rehabilitation services; (9233)

(3) the types of services that may be provided to a client under the program; and (9234)

(4) requirements for client participation in the costs of the comprehensive rehabilitation services. (9235)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 775 (H.B. 2463), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015. (9236)

Sec. 117.082. CHILDREN'S AUTISM PROGRAM. (9237)(Text)

The department shall operate a children's autism program to provide services to children with autism spectrum disorders. The executive commissioner shall adopt rules for the program that include: (9238)

(1) a system of organization for the delivery of the autism services; (9239)

(2) eligibility requirements for the autism services; (9240)

(3) the types of services that may be provided to a client under the program; and (9241)

(4) requirements for participation by the client's family in the costs of the autism services. (9242)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 775 (H.B. 2463), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015. (9243)

SUBCHAPTER D-1. ADMINISTRATION OF DIRECT SERVICES PROGRAMS IN GENERAL (9244)(Text)
Sec. 117.091. DIRECT SERVICES PROGRAM CASEWORKER GUIDELINES. (9245)(Text)

(a) The department shall use program data and best practices to establish and maintain guidelines that provide direction for caseworkers' decisions in all of the department's direct services programs. The guidelines: (9246)

(1) must categorize direct services program cases based on the types of services provided and, for each category, include provisions addressing: (9247)

(A) the recommended length of time a case in that category should last; and (9248)

(B) the recommended total expenditures for a case in that category; (9249)

(2) must include provisions for creating intermediate goals for a client receiving services through a direct services program that will allow: (9250)

(A) the caseworker to monitor the client's progress; and (9251)

(B) the caseworker's supervisor to evaluate how the client's case is advancing; (9252)

(3) must include criteria for caseworkers to use in evaluating progress on the intermediate goals described in Subdivision (2); and (9253)

(4) may include other provisions designed to assist caseworkers and their supervisors to achieve successful outcomes for clients. (9254)

(b) A caseworker may exceed the recommended guidelines described in Subsection (a)(1) in a direct services program case but must obtain the approval of the caseworker's supervisor after documenting the need to exceed the guidelines. (9255)

(c) The guidelines established under this section are not intended to limit the provision of appropriate or necessary services to a client. (9256)

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