Health & Safety Code Section 533.0358
Local Mental Health Authority’s Provision of Services as Provider of Last Resort
(a)A local mental health authority may serve as a provider of services under Section 533.035 (Local Mental Health Authorities)(e) only if, through the local network development plan process, the local authority determines that at least one of the following applies:
(1)interested qualified service providers are not available to provide services or no service provider meets the local authority’s procurement requirements;
(2)the local authority’s network of providers does not provide a minimum level of consumer choice by:
(A)presenting consumers with two or more qualified service providers in the local authority’s network for service packages; and
(B)presenting consumers with two or more qualified service providers in the local authority’s network for specific services within a service package;
(3)the local authority’s provider network does not provide consumers in the local service area with access to services at least equal to the level of access provided as of a date the executive commissioner specifies;
(4)the combined volume of services delivered by qualified service providers in the local network does not meet all of the local authority’s service capacity for each service package identified in the local network development plan;
(5)the performance of the services by the local authority is necessary to preserve critical infrastructure and ensure continuous provision of services; or
(6)existing contracts or other agreements restrict the local authority from contracting with qualified service providers for services in the local network development plan.
(b)If a local mental health authority continues to provide services in accordance with this section, the local authority shall identify in the local authority’s local network development plan:
(1)the proportion of its local network services that the local authority will provide; and
(2)the local authority’s basis for its determination that the local authority must continue to provide services.
Section 533.0358 — Local Mental Health Authority's Provision of Services as Provider of Last Resort,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.533.htm#533.0358 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).