Fam. Code Section 264.171
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Community-based Care Transition
(a)Notwithstanding Section 264.0011 (Reference to Executive Commissioner or Commission), in this section:
(1)“Commission” means the Health and Human Services Commission.
(2)“Committee” means the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Community-Based Care Transition.
(3)“Department” means the Department of Family and Protective Services.
(b)The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Community-Based Care Transition is composed of six voting members as follows:
(1)three members of the senate, appointed by the lieutenant governor; and
(2)three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(c)The lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives shall each appoint a member described by Subsection (b)(1) or (2), respectively, to serve as joint chairs of the committee.
(d)The committee shall meet at the call of the joint chairs and may consider public testimony.
(e)The committee may employ persons necessary to carry out this section through funds made available by the legislature.
(f)The committee shall monitor and report to the legislature on the following related to the implementation of community-based care:
(1)the funding of community-based care;
(2)the performance and outcomes of community-based care statewide and by region;
(3)statutory or regulatory barriers to the successful implementation of community-based care; and
(4)other challenges to the successful implementation of community-based care.
(g)The committee may request any relevant information from the commission, the department, or another relevant state agency, and the commission, department, or agency shall comply with the request, unless the provision of the information is prohibited by state or federal law.
(h)Not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year, the committee shall submit a written report of the committee’s findings and recommendations to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and each member of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives having primary jurisdiction over child welfare issues.
(i)The committee shall monitor the continued implementation of community-based care and hold public hearings to receive comments from the public on the implementation of community-based care.
Section 264.171 — Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Community-based Care Transition,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.264.htm#264.171 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).