State Mental Health Hospital Privatization (Rider 63, HB 1, 82nd Legislature)

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Rider 63 directs DSHS to “take into account feedback from relevant internal and external stakeholders” regarding strategies to minimize adverse effects to patients and to staff, and to decide which hospitals in the DSHS state hospital system are the best candidates for privatization.

RFP for the Privatization of a State Mental Health Hospital

The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), announces the release of this request for proposal (RFP) for the privatization of one of the state mental health hospitals (state hospitals) on behalf of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Please note that the proposal due date has changed from June 26, 2012 to July 26, 2012.  Read more about the RFP and get complete details at www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/privatization/rfp/

Report on Privatization of a State Mental Health Hospital

The report below was created to notify the Governor and Legislative Budget Board on the progress to date in implementing Rider 63.

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) through the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) posted a Request for Information seeking certain information that would assist DSHS and HHSC in developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) and to assess the level of interest among private entities in operating one of the state hospitals currently managed by DSHS.

A public hearing was held and the feedback obtained from stakeholders and vendors is summarized in this report. DSHS is currently developing an RFP that incorporates the feedback received from the public hearing.

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Last updated September 12, 2012