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RULE §307.105Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Competency restoration--The treatment and education process for restoring an individual's ability to consult with the individual's attorney with a reasonable degree of rational understanding and a rational and factual understanding of the court proceedings and charges against the individual.

  (2) Competency restoration training module (training module)--An HHSC-reviewed training module used by provider staff members to provide legal education to an individual receiving competency restoration services.

  (3) Court--A court of law presided over by a judge, judges, or a magistrate in civil and criminal cases.

  (4) HHSC--Texas Health and Human Services Commission or its designee.

  (5) ID--Intellectual disability. Consistent with Texas Health and Safety Code, §591.003, significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and originating before age 18.

  (6) Individual--A person receiving services under this subchapter.

  (7) Inpatient mental health facility--A mental health facility providing 24-hour residential and psychiatric services and is:

    (A) a facility operated by HHSC;

    (B) a private mental hospital licensed by HHSC;

    (C) a community center, facility operated by or under contract with a community center or other entity HHSC designates to provide mental health services;

    (D) a local mental health authority or a facility operated by or under contract with a local mental health authority;

    (E) an identifiable part of a general hospital in which diagnosis, treatment, and care for an individual with mental illness is provided and is licensed by HHSC; or

    (F) a hospital operated by a federal agency.

  (8) IST--Incompetent to stand trial. A situation when an individual does not have:

    (A) sufficient present ability to consult with the individual's lawyer with a reasonable degree of rational understanding; or

    (B) a rational as well as factual understanding of the proceedings against the individual.

  (9) JBCR--Jail-based competency restoration. Competency restoration conducted in a county jail setting provided in a designated space separate from the space used for the general population of the county jail.

    (A) County-based program--A jail-based competency restoration program developed and implemented by a county or joint counties in accordance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 46B.091.

    (B) Pilot program--A jail-based competency restoration pilot program implemented in accordance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 46B.090.

  (10) LBHA--Local behavioral health authority. An entity designated as the local behavioral health authority by HHSC in accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code §533.0356.

  (11) LIDDA--Local intellectual and developmental disability authority. An entity designated as the local intellectual and developmental disability authority by HHSC in accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code, §533A.035.

  (12) LMHA--Local mental health authority. An entity designated as the local mental health authority by the executive commissioner of HHSC in accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code, §533.035(a).

  (13) Local unit of general purpose government--The government of a county, municipality, township, Indian tribe, or other unit of government (other than a state) which is a unit of general government as defined in 13 United States Code §184.

  (14) LPHA--Licensed practitioner of the healing arts. A person who is:

    (A) a physician;

    (B) a physician assistant;

    (C) an advanced practice registered nurse;

    (D) a licensed psychologist;

    (E) a licensed professional counselor;

    (F) a licensed clinical social worker; or

    (G) a licensed marriage and family therapist.

  (15) Mental illness--An illness, disease, or condition (other than a sole diagnosis of epilepsy, dementia, substance use disorder, or ID) that:

    (A) substantially impairs an individual's thought, perception of reality, emotional process, or judgment; or

    (B) grossly impairs an individual's behavior as demonstrated by recent disturbed behavior.

  (16) Provider--An entity that contracts with HHSC or a county to provide JBCR program services.

  (17) Provider staff member--An employee or person whom the provider contracts or subcontracts for the provision of JBCR program services. A provider staff member includes specially trained security officers, all licensed and credentialed staff, and other persons directly contracted or subcontracted to provide JBCR services to an individual.

  (18) QIDP--Qualified intellectual disability professional as defined in 42 CFR §483.430(a).

  (19) QMHP-CS--Qualified mental health professional-community services. As defined in Chapter 412, Subchapter G, of this title (relating to Mental Health Community Services Standards).

  (20) Residential care facility--A state supported living center or the Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF-IID) component of the Rio Grande State Center.

  (21) Serious injury--An injury determined by a physician to require medical treatment by a licensed medical professional (e.g., physician, dentist, physician's assistant, or advance practice nurse) or requires medical treatment in an emergency department or licensed hospital.

  (22) Significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning--Consistent with Texas Health and Safety Code, §591.003, measured intelligence on standardized general intelligence tests of two or more standard deviations (not including standard error of measurement adjustments) below the age-group mean for the test used.

  (23) Specially trained jailer--A person appointed or employed as a county jailer assigned to work for the JBCR provider.

  (24) State mental health facility--A state hospital or a state center with an inpatient psychiatric component.

  (25) Subcontractor--A person or entity that contracts with the provider of JBCR program services.

  (26) Texas Commission on Jail Standards--The regulatory agency for all county jails and privately operated municipal jails in the state, as established in the Texas Government Code, Chapter 511.

Source Note: The provisions of this §307.105 adopted to be effective August 6, 2018, 43 TexReg 5091; transferred effective February 15, 2020, as published in the Texas Register January 17, 2020, 45 TexReg 470

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