Behavioral Health

  • House Will Study Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Intervention, and More

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    Among a number of health care-related topics, the Texas House of Representatives during the interim “off” year in 2020 will study the state’s behavioral health system, child trafficking prevention, and the effect of technology and “big data” on insurance. House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) recently released the chamber’s interim charges.

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  • Legislative Top 10: Improving Mental Health Care Squeaks into Law

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    Political maneuvering late in the Texas Legislative session saved efforts to improve the effectiveness of and access to behavioral health care in Texas. Today’s TMA Legislative News Hotline video looks at the moves to save Senate Bill 10, which will provide community-level health treatment programs, and mental health research.

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  • TMA Testifies on Behavorial Health

    Texas Needs HB 10 and the Texas Behavioral Health Research Institute
    Testimony by Uchenna Umeh, MD, Feb. 27, 2019

    Fund the Safe and Healthy Schools Initiative
    Testimony Submitted by Michelle Romero, TMA
    Feb. 20, 2019

    Fund Texas’ Mental Health Services
    TMA Testimony by James Halgrimson, DO 
    Feb. 19, 2019

    Support the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium
    Testimony by Nhung Tran, MD
    Feb. 12, 2019

  • TMA Backs School Mental Health Funds

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    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article III (which covers education) met yesterday, giving TMA the chance to submit testimony supporting the Texas Education Agency’s Safe and Healthy Schools Initiative, known as Rider 74. Rider 74 would appropriate $37 million to equip Texas public schools with the resources needed to improve student mental health.

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  • Ombudsman a Tool for Behavioral Health Patients

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    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has created an ombudsman position to help your behavioral health patients understand their rights.

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