Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 534.054
Designation of Provider


The department shall identify and contract with a local mental health authority for each service area to ensure that services are provided to patient populations determined by the department. A local mental health authority shall ensure that services to address the needs of priority populations are provided as required by the department and shall comply with the rules and standards adopted under Section 534.052 (Rules and Standards).


The department may contract with a local agency or a private provider or organization to act as a designated provider of a service if the department:


cannot negotiate a contract with a local mental health authority to ensure that a specific required service for priority populations is available in that service area; or


determines that a local mental health authority does not have the capacity to ensure the availability of that service.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 6.31, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 869, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1336, eff. April 2, 2015.

Last accessed
Jun. 7, 2021