Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 534.0535
Joint Discharge Planning


(a)

The executive commissioner shall adopt or amend, and the department shall enforce, rules that require continuity of services and planning for patient care between department facilities and local mental health authorities.

(b)

At a minimum, the rules must:

(1)

specify the local mental health authority’s responsibility for ensuring the successful transition of patients who are determined by the facility to be medically appropriate for discharge; and

(2)

require participation by a department facility in joint discharge planning with a local mental health authority before the facility discharges a patient or places the patient on an extended furlough with an intent to discharge.

(c)

The local mental health authority shall plan with the department facility to determine the appropriate community services for the patient.

(d)

The local mental health authority shall arrange for the provision of the services upon discharge.

(e)

The commission shall require each facility to designate at least one employee to provide transition support services for patients who are determined medically appropriate for discharge from the facility.

(f)

Transition support services provided by the local mental health authority must be designed to complement joint discharge planning efforts and may include:

(1)

enhanced services and supports for complex or high-need patients, including services and supports necessary to create viable discharge or outpatient management plans; and

(2)

post-discharge monitoring for up to one year after the discharge date to reduce the likelihood of readmission.

(g)

The commission shall ensure that each department facility concentrates the provision of transition support services for patients who have been:

(1)

admitted to and discharged from a facility multiple times during a 30-day period; or

(2)

in the facility for longer than 365 consecutive days.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 6.30, eff. Aug. 30, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1336, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1035 (S.B. 26), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 534.0535 — Joint Discharge Planning, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­534.­htm#534.­0535 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

534.0001
Definitions
534.001
Establishment
534.002
Board of Trustees for Center Established by One Local Agency
534.003
Board of Trustees for Center Established by at Least Two Local Agencies
534.004
Procedures Relating to Board of Trustees Membership
534.005
Terms
534.006
Training
534.007
Prohibited Activities by Former Officers or Employees
534.008
Administration by Board
534.009
Meetings
534.010
Executive Director
534.011
Personnel
534.012
Advisory Committees
534.013
Cooperation of Departments
534.014
Budget
534.0015
Purpose and Policy
534.015
Provision of Services
534.016
Screening and Continuing Care Services
534.017
Fees for Services
534.018
Gifts and Grants
534.019
Contribution by Local Agency
534.020
Acquisition and Construction of Property and Facilities by Community Center
534.021
Approval and Notification Requirements
534.022
Financing of Property and Improvements
534.023
Sale of Real Property Acquired Solely Through Private Gift or Grant
534.031
Surplus Personal Property
534.032
Research
534.033
Limitation on Department Control and Review
534.035
Review, Audit, and Appeal Procedures
534.036
Financial Audit
534.037
Program Audit
534.038
Appointment of Manager or Management Team
534.039
Powers and Duties of Management Team
534.040
Restoring Management to Center
534.051
Definitions
534.052
Rules and Standards
534.053
Required Community-based Mental Health Services
534.054
Designation of Provider
534.055
Contracts for Certain Community Services
534.056
Coordination of Activities
534.058
Standards of Care
534.059
Contract Compliance for Local Authorities
534.060
Program and Service Monitoring and Review of Local Authorities
534.061
Program and Service Monitoring and Review of Certain Community Services
534.063
Peer Review Organization
534.064
Contract Renewal
534.065
Renewal of Certain Contracts for Community Services
534.0065
Qualifications
534.066
Local Match Requirement
534.067
Fee Collection Policy
534.068
Audits
534.069
Criteria for Providing Funds for Start-up Costs
534.070
Use of Prospective Payment Funds
534.071
Advisory Committee
534.101
Definitions
534.102
Rules and Standards
534.103
Required Community-based Intellectual Disability Services
534.104
Joint Discharge Planning
534.105
Designation of Provider
534.106
Contracts for Certain Community Services
534.107
Coordination of Activities
534.108
Standards of Care
534.109
Contract Compliance for Local Authorities
534.110
Program and Service Monitoring and Review of Local Authorities
534.111
Coordinated Program Audits of Local Authorities
534.112
Financial Audits of Local Authorities
534.113
Additional Financial Audit Activity
534.114
Program and Service Monitoring and Review of Certain Community Services
534.115
Peer Review Organization
534.0115
Nepotism
534.116
Contract Renewal
534.117
Renewal of Certain Contracts for Community Services
534.118
Local Match Requirement
534.119
Fee Collection Policy
534.120
Notice of Denial, Reduction, or Termination of Services
534.121
Audits
534.122
Criteria for Providing Funds for Start-up Costs
534.123
Use of Prospective Payment Funds
534.124
Advisory Committee
534.151
Health Maintenance Organization Certificate of Authority
534.152
Laws and Rules
534.153
Application of Laws and Rules
534.154
Applicability of Specific Laws
534.155
Consideration of Bids
534.0155
For Whom Services May Be Provided
534.156
Conditions for Certain Contracts
534.0175
Trust Exemption
534.0535
Joint Discharge Planning
534.0601
Coordinated Program Audits of Local Authorities
534.0602
Financial Audits of Local Authorities
534.0603
Additional Financial Audit Activity
534.0675
Notice of Denial, Reduction, or Termination of Services
534.1075
Respite Care

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 534.0535’s source at texas​.gov