Bill Text: TX HB2028 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-11 - Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar [HB2028 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2028-Comm_Sub.html
  86R8449 KKR-D
 
  By: J. Johnson of Dallas, Guerra, Button H.B. No. 2028
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled
  in the Healthy Texas Women program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.0995 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.0995.  INFORMATION FOR CERTAIN ENROLLEES IN THE
  HEALTHY TEXAS WOMEN PROGRAM. (a) In this section, "Healthy Texas
  Women program" means a program operated by the commission that is
  substantially similar to the demonstration project operated under
  former Section 32.0248, Human Resources Code, and that is intended
  to expand access to preventive health and family planning services
  for women in this state.
         (b)  This section applies to a woman who is automatically
  enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program following a pregnancy
  for which the woman received Medicaid, but who is no longer eligible
  to participate in Medicaid.
         (c)  At the time a woman described by Subsection (b) is
  enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program, the commission shall
  provide to the woman:
               (1)  information about the Healthy Texas Women program,
  including the services provided under the program; and
               (2)  a list of health care providers, including clinics
  and other entities, that participate in the Healthy Texas Women
  program and are located in the same geographical area in which the
  woman resides.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human
  Services Commission shall adopt any rules necessary to implement
  Section 531.0995, Government Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  Section 531.0995, Government Code, as added by
  this Act, applies only to a woman automatically enrolled in the
  Healthy Texas Women program on or after January 1, 2020.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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