Monday, June 15, 2009

Bills Waiting to Be Signed By Governor Perry That Impact MHMR Centers

The general sense among Community MHMR Centers is that the 81st Legislative Session provided substantial and significantly new resources for improved community-based services across Texas. Some examples include: increases in medicaid waiver services for developmental disabilities; enhanced crisis services; stimulus and infrastructure funds; and a new benefit package in medicaid for substance use treatment. For a final listing of Senate and House bills relating to behavioral health or developmental disabilities that are awaiting the Governor's signature, click here .

David Evans
Executive Director
Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center

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