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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 11. AGING, COMMUNITY-BASED, AND LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES

(2) connect caregivers participating in the program with available respite services. (12996)

(e) The department shall provide each community-based organization or local governmental entity with which the department contracts under this subchapter with: (12997)

(1) technical assistance; and (12998)

(2) policy and program development support. (12999)

(f) The department shall monitor a contractor's performance under a contract entered into under this subchapter using clearly defined and measurable performance objectives. (13000)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 330 (H.B. 802), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13001)

Sec. 161.155. RESPITE SERVICES COORDINATOR FUNCTIONS. (13002)(Text)

A respite services coordinator under contract with the department shall: (13003)

(1) maintain information regarding respite services providers; (13004)

(2) build partnerships with respite services providers; and (13005)

(3) implement public awareness activities regarding respite services. (13006)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 330 (H.B. 802), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13007)

Sec. 161.156. RULES. (13008)(Text)

The executive commissioner shall adopt rules necessary to implement this subchapter. (13009)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 330 (H.B. 802), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13010)

SUBCHAPTER G. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON AGING (13011)(Text)
Sec. 161.251. DEFINITIONS. (13012)(Text)

In this subchapter: (13013)

(1) "Committee" means the Legislative Committee on Aging. (13014)

(2) "Health and human services agency" has the meaning assigned by Section 531.001, Government Code. (13015)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 610), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13016)

Sec. 161.252. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON AGING ESTABLISHED. (13017)(Text)

The Legislative Committee on Aging is established to: (13018)

(1) study issues relating to the aging population of Texas, including issues related to the health care, income, transportation, housing, education, and employment needs of that population; and (13019)

(2) make recommendations to address those issues. (13020)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 610), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13021)

Sec. 161.253. COMPOSITION OF COMMITTEE; PRESIDING OFFICER. (13022)(Text)

(a) The committee is composed of: (13023)

(1) two members of the senate appointed by the lieutenant governor; (13024)

(2) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and (13025)

(3) two public members appointed by the governor. (13026)

(b) A member of the committee serves at the pleasure of the appointing official. (13027)

(c) The lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint the presiding officer of the committee on an alternating basis. The presiding officer shall serve a two-year term expiring February 1 of each odd-numbered year. (13028)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 610), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13029)

Sec. 161.254. COMMITTEE POWERS AND DUTIES. (13030)(Text)

(a) The committee shall: (13031)

(1) meet at least biannually at the call of the presiding officer; (13032)

(2) conduct a continuing study of issues relating to the aging population, including issues that are affected by the demographic and geographic diversity of the aging population in this state; (13033)

(3) analyze the availability of, and unmet needs for, state and local services for the aging population; and (13034)

(4) request reports and other information relating to the aging population as necessary from the executive commissioner, the department, other health and human services agencies, the attorney general, and any other state agency. (13035)

(b) The executive commissioner, the department, other health and human services agencies, the attorney general, and any other applicable state agency shall fully cooperate with the committee in performing the committee's duties under this subchapter. (13036)

(c) The committee may issue process, in accordance with Section 301.024, Government Code, to compel attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records, documents, and instruments required by the committee. (13037)

(d) The committee shall use the existing staff resources of the senate and the house of representatives to assist the committee in performing its duties under this section. (13038)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 610), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (13039)

Sec. 161.255. REPORT. (13040)(Text)

(a) The committee shall report to the standing committees of the senate and the house of representatives having jurisdiction of issues related to the needs of the aging population not later than November 15 of each even-numbered year. (13041)

(b) The report must include: (13042)

(1) a summary of the hearings and studies conducted by the committee during the preceding year; (13043)

(2) a statement of findings based on the hearings and studies conducted by the committee; and (13044)

(3) recommendations, if any, for legislation. (13045)

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