Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 534.0601
Coordinated Program Audits of Local Authorities


The executive commissioner shall coordinate with each agency or department of the state that contracts with a local mental health authority to prescribe procedures for a coordinated program audit of the authority. The procedures must be:


consistent with the requirements for the receipt of federal funding by the authority; and


based on risk assessment.


A program audit must evaluate:


the extent to which a local mental health authority is achieving the results or benefits established by an agency or department of the state or by the legislature;


the effectiveness of the authority’s organization, program, activities, or functions; and


the authority’s compliance with law.


A program audit of a local mental health authority must be performed in accordance with the procedures prescribed under this section.


The department may not implement a procedure for a program audit under this section without the approval of the executive commissioner.


This section does not prohibit an agency, department, or other entity providing funding to a local mental health authority from investigating a complaint against the authority or performing additional contract monitoring of the authority.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1209, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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