The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Applicant--An entity applying or reapplying for
certification as a Texas Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
(2) Application--A Texas Health and Human Services
Commission form submitted by an applicant for T-CCBHC certification
(3) Community needs assessment--A systematic approach
to identifying community needs and determining program capacity to
address the needs of the population being served. The needs assessment
is objective and includes input from people receiving services, program
staff, and other key community stakeholders.
(4) Crisis stabilization--Services to address a mental
health or substance use crisis, including suicide crisis response
and services capable of addressing crises related to substance use.
(5) Family-centered--Developmentally appropriate and
youth guided care that recognizes active participation between families
and caregivers and professionals as a cornerstone to the planning,
delivery, and evaluation of services.
(6) Governmental entity--A state agency or a political
subdivision of the state, such as a city, county, hospital district,
hospital authority, or state entity.
(7) HHSC--The Texas Health and Human Services Commission
or its designee.
(8) LBHA--Local behavioral health authority. An entity
designated as the local behavioral health authority by HHSC in accordance
with Health and Safety Code, §533.0356(a).
(9) LMHA--Local mental health authority. An entity
designated as the local mental health authority by HHSC in accordance
with Health and Safety Code, §533.035(a).
(10) Person--An individual receiving services under
(11) Person-centered--Care that is strengths-based,
trauma informed, and focuses on individual capacities, preferences,
and goals that gives the person the opportunity to optimize their
self-defined quality of life, choice, control, and self-determination
through meaningful exploration and discovery of unique preferences,
needs, and wants while ensuring medical and non-medical needs are
met via means that are exclusively for the benefit of the person and
supports them to reach their full potential.
(12) T-CCBHC--Texas Certified Community Behavioral
Health Clinic. An entity certified in accordance with this subchapter.