Bill Text: TX SB307 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women for behavioral health services after a pregnancy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - Co-author authorized [SB307 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB307-Introduced.html
  86R5267 KKR-D
 
  By: Watson S.B. No. 307
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women for
  behavioral health services after a pregnancy.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 32.024, Human Resources Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (l-4) to read as follows:
         (l-4)  The commission shall provide to a woman who receives
  medical assistance benefits during a pregnancy behavioral health
  services for the 12-month period after the date the woman delivers
  or experiences an involuntary miscarriage.
         SECTION 2.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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