Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 62.051
Duties of Executive Commissioner and Commission in General


(a)

The executive commissioner shall administer a state-designed child health plan program to obtain health benefits coverage for children in low-income families. The executive commissioner shall ensure that the child health plan program is designed and administered in a manner that qualifies for federal funding under Title XXI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1397aa et seq.), as amended, and any other applicable law or regulations.

(b)

The executive commissioner is responsible for making policy for the child health plan program, including policy related to covered benefits provided under the child health plan. The executive commissioner may not delegate this duty to another agency or entity.

(c)

The executive commissioner shall oversee the implementation of the child health plan program and coordinate the activities of each agency necessary to the implementation of the program, including the Texas Department of Insurance.

(d)

The executive commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this chapter.

(e)

The commission shall conduct a review of each entity that enters into a contract under Section 62.055 (Contracts for Implementation of Child Health Plan) or 62.155 (Health Plan Providers) to ensure that the entity is available, prepared, and able to fulfill the entity’s obligations under the contract in compliance with the contract, this chapter, and rules adopted under this chapter.

(f)

The commission shall ensure that the amounts spent for administration of the child health plan program do not exceed any limit on those expenditures imposed by federal law.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 235, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0192, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 62.051 — Duties of Executive Commissioner and Commission in General, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­62.­htm#62.­051 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

62.001
Objective of the State Child Health Plan
62.002
Definitions
62.003
Not an Entitlement
62.004
Federal Law and Regulations
62.051
Duties of Executive Commissioner and Commission in General
62.052
Authority of Commission Relating to Health Plan Provider Contracts
62.053
Authority of Commission Relating to Eligibility and Medicaid Coordination
62.054
Duties of Texas Department of Insurance
62.055
Contracts for Implementation of Child Health Plan
62.056
Community Outreach Campaign
62.058
Fraud Prevention
62.060
Health Information Technology Standards
62.101
Eligibility
62.102
Continuous Coverage
62.103
Application Form and Procedures
62.104
Eligibility Screening and Enrollment
62.105
Coverage for Qualified Aliens
62.106
Suspension and Automatic Reinstatement of Eligibility for Children in Juvenile Facilities
62.107
Notice of Certain Placements in Juvenile Facilities
62.151
Child Health Plan Coverage
62.152
Application of Insurance Law
62.153
Cost Sharing
62.154
Waiting Period
62.155
Health Plan Providers
62.156
Health Care Providers
62.157
Telemedicine Medical Services, Teledentistry Dental Services, and Telehealth Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs
62.158
State Taxes
62.159
Disease Management Services
62.0531
Authority of Commission Relating to Third Party Administrator
62.0582
Third-party Billing Vendors
62.1011
Verification of Income
62.1015
Eligibility of Certain Children
62.1511
Coverage for Maternal Depression Screening
62.1551
Inclusion of Certain Health Care Providers in Provider Networks
62.1561
Prohibition of Certain Health Care Providers
62.1571
Telemedicine Medical Services, Teledentistry Dental Services, and Telehealth Services

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 62.051’s source at texas​.gov