Bill Text: TX HB1428 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a grant program to support the participation by certain health care providers in TexasAIM.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - Referred to Public Health [HB1428 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1428-Introduced.html
  86R5413 LED-D
 
  By: Guerra H.B. No. 1428
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a grant program to support the participation by certain
  health care providers in TexasAIM.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 32, Health and Safety Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapter C to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER C.  TEXASAIM GRANT PROGRAM
         Sec. 32.061.  TEXASAIM GRANT PROGRAM. (a)  In this section,
  "TexasAIM" means the program established by the department in
  collaboration with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health
  and the Texas Hospital Association to assist health care providers
  in implementing maternal safety projects and decreasing incidents
  of preventable maternal death and severe maternal morbidity by
  applying best practices for maternal safety and improving maternal
  health care.
         (b)  The department shall establish a grant program to
  provide funding to health care providers who are located in rural or
  medically underserved areas for travel and attendance costs
  associated with attending TexasAIM collaborative learning
  sessions.  From available money and any additional money
  appropriated for this purpose, the department shall award grants as
  provided by this section.
         (c)  The executive commissioner by rule shall establish
  eligibility criteria for awarding grants under this section.  The
  rules must require the department to consider:
               (1)  a geographical area's need for implementing
  TexasAIM and the extent to which the grant would assist health care
  providers in the area in meeting the identified need;
               (2)  the availability of other funding sources to meet
  the identified need; and
               (3)  the participation by health care providers in
  TexasAIM in the area.
         (d)  The department may approve grants according to
  department rules.  A grant awarded under this section is governed by
  Chapter 783, Government Code, and rules adopted under that chapter.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than December 1, 2019, the executive
  commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission shall
  adopt the rules necessary to implement Section 32.061, Health and
  Safety Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
feedback