Texas Government Code

Sec. § 531.001
Definitions


In this subtitle:

(1)

“Caseload standards” means the minimum and maximum number of cases that an employee can reasonably be expected to perform in a normal work month based on the number of cases handled by or the number of different job functions performed by the employee.

(1-a)

“Child health plan program” means the child health plan program established under Chapters 62 (Child Health Plan for Certain Low-income Children) and 63 (Health Benefits Plan for Certain Children), Health and Safety Code.

(2)

“Commission” means the Health and Human Services Commission.

(3)

“Executive commissioner” means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

(3-a)

“Health and human services system” means the system for providing or otherwise administering health and human services in this state by the commission, including through an office or division of the commission or through another entity under the administrative and operational control of the executive commissioner.

(4)

“Health and human services agencies” includes the:

(A)

Department of Aging and Disability Services;

(B)

Department of State Health Services; and

(C)

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

(4-a)

“Home telemonitoring service” means a health service that requires scheduled remote monitoring of data related to a patient’s health and transmission of the data to a licensed home and community support services agency or a hospital, as those terms are defined by Section 531.02164 (Medicaid Services Provided Through Home Telemonitoring Services)(a).

(4-b)

“Medicaid” means the medical assistance program established under Chapter 32 (Medical Assistance Program), Human Resources Code.

(4-c)

“Medicaid managed care organization” means a managed care organization as defined by Section 533.001 (Definitions) that contracts with the commission under Chapter 533 (Medicaid Managed Care Program) to provide health care services to Medicaid recipients.

(4-d)

“Platform” means the technology, system, software, application, modality, or other method through which a health professional remotely interfaces with a patient when providing a health care service or procedure as a telemedicine medical service or telehealth service.

(5)

“Professional caseload standards” means caseload standards that are established or are recommended for establishment for employees of health and human services agencies by management studies conducted for health and human services agencies or by an authority or association, including the Child Welfare League of America, the National Eligibility Workers Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and associations of state health and human services agencies.

(6)

“Section 1915(c) waiver program” means a federally funded program of the state under Medicaid that is authorized under Section 1915(c) of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1396n(c)).

(7)

“Telehealth service” has the meaning assigned by Section 111.001 (Definitions), Occupations Code.

(8)

“Telemedicine medical service” has the meaning assigned by Section 111.001 (Definitions), Occupations Code.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 8.002(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 14.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1022, Sec. 97, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 899, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1460, Sec. 8.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 53, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 957, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1429, Sec. 9.007, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.01(a) to 1.01(c), 2.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 9.009, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1205 (S.B. 293), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 2.007, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 2.01, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 205 (S.B. 1107), Sec. 8, eff. May 27, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 316 (H.B. 5), Sec. 22, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 623 (S.B. 1207), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 964 (S.B. 670), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1235 (H.B. 1576), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1330 (H.B. 4533), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
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