House Bill 3793 - 83(R)

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House Bill 3793 (83rd Regular Legislative Session) ("HB 3793") amends the Health and Safety Code to authorize a local mental health authority to ensure the provision of treatment services to children and adults with a diagnosed mental health disorder that is not described by law in provisions relating to disease management practices and jail diversion measures of local mental health authorities.  The bill requires the Department of State Health Services to require each local mental health authority to reduce the involvement of the criminal justice system in managing adults with the mental health disorders specified by the bill.  The bill makes these provisions take effect January 1, 2014; all other provisions of the bill take effect September 1, 2013. Read More »

Initial Plan for the Appropriate and Timely Provision of Mental Health Services - HB 3793

House Bill 3793 directs the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop a plan to ensure the appropriate and timely provision of mental health services and to allocate mental health outpatient and hospital resources for the forensic and civil/voluntary populations.  This initial plan incorporates the elements required by the legislation:  needs, access and availability of services, and allocation of resources, with a separate section addressing issues related to the forensic population.  The plan reflects the input and priorities of the HB 3793 Advisory Panel. 

The framework reflected in this initial plan will be developed as DSHS works with the HB 3793 Advisory Panel to develop standards and methodologies for implementation.  The work to be done includes completing a needs assessment and developing recommendations to address identified needs and barriers, including potential statutory changes. This information will be included in the report DSHS will submit to the legislature and the governor in December 2014.

HB 3793 Advisory Panel Meetings

 

Meeting Date and Time Location  Documents Notes
2014 HB 3793 Advisory Panel Meetings

January 22, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CST

Austin State Hospital
Building 552 - Room 125
Austin, Texas

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 Meeting Agenda - January 22, 2014 (MS Word)

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 5, January 22, 2014 (MS Word)

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 86539629

February 20, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin, Texas

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 Meeting Agenda - February 20, 2014 (PDF)

Mental Health Workforce Shortage in Texas - M. Turner (PDF)

HB 1023 - Workforce Report - Policy Recommendations (MS PowerPoint)

Summary of Current State Hospital Staffing (MS Word)

Crisis Map (PDF)

Outpatient Competency Restoration Program Map (PDF)

Outpatient Competency Restoration - C. Heard (MS PowerPoint)

Outpatient Competency Restoration Flyer (MS Word)

Data Presentation (MS PowerPoint)

State Hospital Allocation Methodology (MS PowerPoint)

State Hospital Current Services (MS Word)

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 6, February 20, 2014 (MS Word)

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 86539629

March 20, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin, Texas  

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

March 20, 2014 Meeting Agenda (MS Word)

Draft - Preferred Settings for Services Currently Provided in State Hospitals (MS Word)

Presentation: Harris County Pilot Program (PDF)

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 7, March 20, 2014 (MS Word)

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 5166784 

April 17, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin, Texas  

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

April 17, 2014 Meeting Agenda (MS Word)

Engagement with the Legal System (PDF)

Mental Health Topics for Judges and Attorneys (PDF)

Rider in Article IV, Court of Criminal Appeals (PDF)

Presentation: Alternatives to Forensic Commitment Project (MS PowerPoint)

Presentation: DSHS Ten-Year Plan (MS PowerPoint)

Presentation: Standards and Methodologies for the HB 3793 Plan: Is There a Role for Contemporary Utilization Management? (MS PowerPoint)

Presentation: Long-Term Patients - Barriers for Patients who are Clinically Ready for a Less Restrictive Setting on Civil and Forensic Commitments (MS PowerPoint) - Please Note: This presentation is currently being remediated to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be posted once remediation is complete.

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 8, April 17, 2014 (MS Word)

 To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 5166784 

May 28, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 552 - Room 125
Austin, Texas  

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

May 28, 2014 Meeting Agenda - HB 3793 Task Force (MS Word)

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 9, May 28, 2014 (MS Word)

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 5166784 

June 25, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin, Texas  

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

June 25, 2014 Meeting Agenda - HB 3793 Task Force (MS Word)

Standards and Methodologies (Preliminary) - DRAFT (PDF)

Forecasting Elements - Baseline and Strategic Scenarios (PDF)

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 10, June 25, 2014 (MS Word)

Please note the updated location.

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 5166784 

July 31, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin, Texas  

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

July 31, 2014 Meeting Agenda - HB 3793 Task Force (MS Word)

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 5166784 

August 28, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Austin State Hospital (ASH)
Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin, Texas  

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 Meeting Agenda - August 28, 2014 (MS Word) To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 5166784 
       
       
       
       

 

Meeting Date and Time

Location

Documents

Notes

2013 Meetings

September 24, 2013

10 AM - 3 PM CDST

Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin State Hospital (ASH)

Austin, Texas

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 September 24, 2013 Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Overview Presentation - September 24, 2013 Meeting (MS PowerPoint)

Community Services Presentation - September 24, 2013 Meeting (MS PowerPoint) - Revised September 27, 2013 to include NorthSTAR service area information

Hospital Capacity Presentation - September 24, 2013 Meeting (MS PowerPoint) Please note that this document is not ADA compliant. We are working to prepare a compliant version and will post it when it becomes available.

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 1, September 24, 2013 (MS Word)

 To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 86539629

October 31, 2013

10 AM - 3 PM

Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin State Hospital (ASH)

Austin, Texas

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 October 13, 2013 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 2, October 31, 2013 (MS Word)

 To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 86539629

November 14, 2013

10 AM - 3 PM

Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin State Hospital (ASH)

Austin, Texas

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 November 14, 2013 Meeting Agenda (MS Word)

Key Elements of Plan (MS Word)

Critical Mental Health Activities Schematic (MS Word)

Draft - Plan Outline (MS Word)

Triangle Model (MS Word)

Compilation of Ideas Submitted in Response to a Call for Ideas on September 24, 2013 (MS Word)

Sequential Intercept Model Diagram: http://gainscenter.samhsa.gov/pdfs/integrating/GAINS_Sequential_Intercept.pdf

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 3, November 14, 2013 (MS Word)

 To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 86539629

December 19, 2013

10 AM - 3 PM

Building 582 - West Auditorium
Austin State Hospital (ASH)

Austin, Texas

Directions to Austin State Hospital (ASH)

ASH Campus Map (PDF)

HB 3793 December 19, 2013 Meeting Agenda (MS Word)

Meeting Minutes - HB 3793 Meeting 4, December 19, 2013 (MS Word)

To Dial In: 1-800-786-1922
Access Code for Member of the Public: 86539629

HB 3793 Advisory Panel Roster

 

Advisory Panel Roster - September 2013

Advisory Panel Position (Required by Statute)

Representative Name(s)

City

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (1 Representative)

April Zamora, Director of the Reentry and Integration Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Austin

Texas Association of Counties (1 Representative)

Honorable Daniel Burkeen, County Judge, Limestone County

Groesbeck

County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas (2 Representatives - 1 Must be a presiding judge of a court with jurisdiction over mental health matters)

Honorable Wes Suiter, County Judge, Angelina County

Lufkin

James P. Allison, Esq.

Austin

Sherriff's Association of Texas (1 Representative)

Honorable Dennis Wilson, Sheriff

Groesbeck

Texas Municipal League (2 Representatives - 1 Must be a municipal law enforcement official)

Richard Briley, Managing Director of Health and Code Enforcement, City of Garland

Garland

Todd Hunter, Chief of Police, City of Kilgore

Kilgore

Texas Conference of Urban Counties (1 Representative)

Donald Lee, Executive Director, Texas Conference of Urban Counties

Austin

Texas Hospital Association (2 Representatives - 1 Must be a physician)

Dr. Sally Taylor, Vice President, Chief of Behavioral Medicine, University Health System

San Antonio

Stacy E. Wilson, J.D., Associate General Counsel, Texas Hospital Association

Austin

Texas Catalyst for Empowerment (1 Representative)

Anna Gray    

Austin

Texas Council of Community Centers (2 Representatives - 1 Urban Service Area, 1 Rural Service Area)

Shelley Smith, CEO, West Texas Centers

Big Spring

Dr. Steven Schnee, CEO, MHMRA of Harris County

Houston

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Council for Advising and Planning for the Prevention and Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (CAP) (4 Representatives - (1) Chair of the Council; (1) Representative who is a consumer of or advocate for mental health services; (1) Representative who is a consumer of or advocate for substance abuse, Representative who is a consumer of or advocate for substance abuse treatment; (1) Representative who is a family member of or advocate for persons w/MI & SA.)

Gyl Switzer, CAP Chair

Austin

Vacant, CAP SA Consumer/Advocate

TBA

Wayne Gregory, CAP MH Consumer/Advocate

Woodway

Gloria (Renee) Traweek, CAP Family Memeber/Advocate

Montgomery

About the Bill

House Bill 3793 amends the Health and Safety Code to authorize a local mental health authority to ensure the provision of treatment services to children and adults with a diagnosed mental health disorder that is not described by law in provisions relating to disease management practices and jail diversion measures of local mental health authorities.  The bill requires the Department of State Health Services to require each local mental health authority to reduce the involvement of the criminal justice system in managing adults with the mental health disorders specified by the bill.  The bill makes these provisions take effect January 1, 2014; all other provisions of the bill take effect September 1, 2013.

House Bill 3793 requires the Department of State Health Services, in conjunction with the Health and Human Services Commission, to develop a plan to allocate outpatient mental health services and beds in state hospitals to two specified groups of patients.  The bill sets out requirements for the plan and provides for an advisory panel to assist the department in developing the plan.  The bill establishes a deadline for the department to begin implementing the plan and to submit a related report to the legislature and governor.  The bill requires the department to make every effort to contract with certain mental health services providers and facilities to ensure services and beds for the two groups of patients.  The bill also requires the department to develop and implement a procedure to inform courts of commitment options.

House Bill 3793 requires the Department of State Health Services, to the extent that funds are appropriated to the department for such purposes, to provide grants to local mental health authorities for training mental health first aid trainers and for providing mental health first aid training to public school educators.  The bill sets out requirements for the grant programs, and it requires a local mental health authority that receives a grant to submit related plans and reports to the department.  The bill also establishes a reporting requirement for the department and adds provisions relating to the liability of a person who has completed a mental health first aid training program.  The bill amends the Education Code to require the State Board for Educator Certification to adopt rules that allow a public school educator to fulfill certain continuing education requirements by participating in a mental health first aid training program.

House Bill 3793 amends the Special District Local Laws Code to create the Hidalgo County Hospital District, subject to voter approval at a confirmation election.  The bill provides for management of a confirmed district by a nine-member board of directors appointed by the governing bodies of certain municipalities in Hidalgo County and by the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court.  The bill grants the district full responsibility for operating hospital facilities and providing medical and hospital care for the district's needy residents, and it sets out related powers and duties, including the power of eminent domain.  The bill's general financial provisions address the district's budget and debt limitation, among other provisions.  The bill authorizes the district to issue general obligation bonds and impose a property tax, subject to voter approval, and to issue revenue bonds.  The bill also authorizes dissolution of the district by majority vote and establishes other dissolution procedures, including procedures for imposing a tax to pay district debt.

Text of HB 3793

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Last updated October 28, 2014