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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 351COORDINATED PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER BADVISORY COMMITTEES
DIVISION 1COMMITTEES
RULE §351.807Behavioral Health Advisory Committee

(a) Statutory authority. HHSC has established the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC) in accordance with the State's obligations under 42 U.S.C. §300x-3.

(b) Purpose. The BHAC makes recommendations to HHSC concerning the allocation and adequacy of mental health and substance use disorder services and program within Texas.

(c) Tasks. The BHAC considers and makes recommendations to the Executive Commissioner consistent with the committee's purpose.

(d) Reporting requirements. The BHAC submits a written report to the Texas Legislature of any policy recommendations made to the Executive Commissioner.

(e) Abolition. The BHAC is required by federal law and will continue as long as the federal law that requires it remains in effect.

(f) Membership.

  (1) The BHAC consists of no more than 19 voting members.

    (A) Each member is appointed by the Executive Commissioner.

    (B) The BHAC consists of representatives of the following constituencies:

      (i) two adult consumers of mental health and/or substance abuse services;

      (ii) one youth/young adult consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services;

      (iii) two family representatives of consumers of mental health and/or substance abuse services, one of which must be a parent of a child with serious emotional disturbance;

      (iv) one adult certified peer provider;

      (v) one representative nominated by the Texas Council of Community Centers;

      (vi) one representative nominated by the Association of Substance Abuse Programs;

      (vii) two independent community behavioral health service providers;

      (viii) two behavioral health advocates or representatives of behavioral health advocacy organizations;

      (ix) one representative nominated by the Interagency Coordinating Group for faith and community-based organizations;

      (x) one representative of a managed care organization that contracts with HHSC;

      (xi) two representatives of local government; and

      (xii) up to three additional members who have demonstrated an interest in mental and substance use disorders health systems and a working knowledge of mental and substance use disorder health issues.

  (2) A member of the Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan and Coordinated Expenditure Coordinating Council, representing state agencies providing behavioral health services or funding, will serve as a non-voting, ex officio member.

  (3) Except as necessary to stagger terms, each member is appointed to serve a term of three years, with an appropriate number of terms expiring each August 31st.

(g) Presiding officers.

  (1) The BHAC selects a presiding officer and an assistant presiding officer from among its members.

  (2) Unless reelected, the presiding officer and assistant presiding officer each serve a term of one year.

  (3) A member serves no more than two consecutive terms as presiding officer or as assistant presiding officer.


Source Note: The provisions of this §351.807 adopted to be effective July 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4432

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