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

Sec. 112.048. PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR TARGETED DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. (8816)(Text)

(a) The executive committee shall establish guidelines for: (8817)

(1) selecting targeted disabilities; (8818)

(2) assessing prevention services needs; and (8819)

(3) reviewing plans, budgets, and operations for programs under this section. (8820)

(b) The executive committee shall plan and implement prevention programs for specifically targeted developmental disabilities. (8821)

(c) A program under this section: (8822)

(1) must include a plan designed to reduce the incidence of a specifically targeted disability; (8823)

(2) must include a budget for implementing a plan; (8824)

(3) must be funded through: (8825)

(A) contracts for services from participating agencies; (8826)

(B) grants and gifts from private persons and consumer and advocacy organizations; and (8827)

(C) foundation support; and (8828)

(4) must be approved by the executive committee. (8829)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1209, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (8830)

Amended by: (8831)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 1.21(e), eff. September 1, 2015. (8832)

Sec. 112.049. EVALUATION. (8833)(Text)

(a) The office shall identify or encourage the establishment of needed statistical bases for each targeted group against which the office can measure how effectively a program under Section 112.048 is reducing the frequency or severity of a targeted developmental disability. (8834)

(b) The executive committee shall regularly monitor and evaluate the results of programs under Section 112.048. (8835)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1209, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (8836)

Amended by: (8837)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 1.21(e), eff. September 1, 2015. (8838)

Sec. 112.050. GRANTS AND OTHER FUNDING. (8839)(Text)

(a) The executive committee may apply for and distribute private, state, and federal funds to implement prevention policies set by the executive committee. (8840)

(b) The executive committee shall establish criteria for application and review of funding requests and accountability standards for recipients. The executive committee may adjust its criteria as necessary to meet requirements for federal funding. (8841)

(c) The executive committee may not submit a legislative appropriation request for general revenue funds for purposes of this subchapter. (8842)

(d) In addition to funding under Subsection (a), the office may accept and solicit gifts, donations, and grants of money from public and private sources, including the federal government, local governments, and private entities, to assist in financing the duties and functions of the office. The commission shall support office fund-raising efforts authorized by this subsection. Funds raised under this subsection may only be spent in furtherance of a duty or function of the office or in accordance with rules applicable to the office. (8843)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1209, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (8844)

Amended by: (8845)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 1.21(f), eff. September 1, 2015. (8846)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 1.21(g), eff. September 1, 2015. (8847)

Sec. 112.051. REPORTS TO LEGISLATURE. (8848)(Text)

The office shall submit by February 1 of each odd-numbered year biennial reports to the legislature detailing findings of the office and the results of programs under Section 112.048 and recommending improvements in the delivery of developmental disability prevention services. (8849)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1209, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (8850)

Amended by: (8851)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 1.21(h), eff. September 1, 2015. (8852)

CHAPTER 114. AUTISM AND PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (8853)(Text)

For expiration of this section, see Section 114.0021, Human Resources Code. (8854)

Sec. 114.001. SHORT TITLE. (8855)(Text)

This chapter may be cited as the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Act of 1987. (8856)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 956, Sec. 9.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (8857)

Amended by: (8858)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 838 (S.B. 882), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005. (8859)

Sec. 114.002. DEFINITIONS. (8860)(Text)

In this chapter: (8861)

(1) "Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders" means a subclass of mental disorders characterized by distortions in the development of multiple basic psychological functions that are involved in the development of social skills and language, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), 5th Edition. (8862)

(1-a) "Commission" means the Health and Human Services Commission. (8863)

(2) "Council" means the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. (8864)

(3) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. (8865)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 956, Sec. 9.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (8866)

Amended by: (8867)

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