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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 5. SERVICES FOR THE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES

(g) A person may use the information provided under Subsection (f) in accordance with department rules only for purposes directly connected with the administration of the children's program and for the investigation of a complaint filed against an agency, employee, or contracted provider of services. (7607)

Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2398, ch. 842, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 213, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (7608)

Amended by: (7609)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.352, eff. April 2, 2015. (7610)

Sec. 91.0301. LOANS FOR VISUAL AIDS. (7611)(Text)

(a) The department may establish a program to make loans to finance the purchase of technological aids for persons with visual disabilities. Interest on the loans may not exceed 10 percent a year. (7612)

(b) The executive commissioner may promulgate rules to administer the loan program. (7613)

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 317, ch. 126, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 793, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (7614)

Amended by: (7615)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.353, eff. April 2, 2015. (7616)

Sec. 91.031. CONTRACTS FOR SERVICE. (7617)(Text)

(a) The department shall include in its contracts with service providers under this chapter or Subchapter E, Chapter 117, provisions relating to: (7618)

(1) clearly defined and measurable program performance standards that directly relate to the service provided; (7619)

(2) clearly defined penalties for nonperformance of a contract term; and (7620)

(3) clearly specified accounting, reporting, and auditing requirements applicable to money received under the contract. (7621)

(b) The department shall monitor a service provider's performance under a contract for service under this chapter or Subchapter E, Chapter 117. In monitoring performance, the department shall: (7622)

(1) use a risk-assessment methodology to institute statewide monitoring of contract compliance of service providers; and (7623)

(2) evaluate service providers based on clearly defined and measurable program performance objectives. (7624)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 213, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (7625)

Amended by: (7626)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.354, eff. April 2, 2015. (7627)

Sec. 91.032. CONTRACTS FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. (7628)(Text)

The department shall include in a contract under this chapter or Subchapter E, Chapter 117, with a supplier of assistive technology equipment provisions that require the supplier to provide training for clients receiving the assistive technology equipment. (7629)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 213, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (7630)

Amended by: (7631)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.355, eff. April 2, 2015. (7632)

SUBCHAPTER E. CENTRAL MEDIA DEPOSITORY (7633)(Text)
Sec. 91.081. PURPOSE. (7634)(Text)

(a) The purpose of this subchapter is to establish a comprehensive central state depository for braille, large print, slow speed records and machines, tape recordings and tape players, and related forms of media that will enable the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Texas Education Agency, the department, volunteer organizations involved in the production of braille or recorded materials for the blind, the Library of Congress, and related types of organizations to work together more closely and effectively. (7635)

(b) It is the intent of this subchapter to allow various agencies and organizations interested in or responsible for such services to work together cooperatively in one facility without requiring one central management. (7636)

Renumbered from Sec. 92.051 by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2438, ch. 842, art. 2, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 793, Sec. 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 6.64, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (7637)

Amended by: (7638)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.357, eff. April 2, 2015. (7639)

Sec. 91.082. ESTABLISHMENT OF CENTRAL MEDIA DEPOSITORY. (7640)(Text)

(a) The Texas State Library and Archives Commission shall generally supervise the establishment and operation of a central media depository in Austin to house materials and devices required by the blind and individuals with visual disabilities or by other individuals who are unable to use ordinary printed materials. (7641)

(b) With the approval of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the agencies and organizations maintaining and operating the central media depository shall develop and periodically evaluate and modify specific arrangements for administrative support, sharing of staff and equipment, and related matters involved in the operation of the program. (7642)

Renumbered from Sec. 92.052 and amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2438, ch. 842, art. 2, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. (7643)

Amended by: (7644)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.358, eff. April 2, 2015. (7645)

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