|(a) United States Code, Title 42, §3012(b)(8)
and (c)(1) directs the Administration on Aging to implement aging
and disability resource centers (ADRCs) in states and encourage volunteer
groups to participate and be involved in supportive service and civic
engagement programs to the maximum extent feasible. The Aging and
Disability Resource Center Advisory Committee (ADRCAC) assists DADS
in developing and implementing an ADRC program. The ADRCAC advises
DADS on ADRC program and policy development, including designing and
operating ADRCs, obtaining stakeholder input, and achieving the goals
and vision of the ADRC program.
(b) The tasks of the ADRCAC include:
(1) supporting DADS to develop and implement the mission,
vision and values statements to support the ADRC and the "no wrong
door" system of access to long-term services and supports;
(2) assisting DADS to identify ADRC target populations
and establish meaningful goals and objectives for those populations;
(3) assisting DADS to develop and implement a service
delivery model supported by appropriate administrative and management
information systems and information technology resources;
(4) assisting DADS to position ADRCs to take advantage
of current and future initiatives; and
(5) supporting the Texas health and human services
system to use ADRCs as a point of access to long-term services and
(c) The ADRCAC is composed of no more than 15 members.
A quorum of 5 members is required to convene and transact committee
business. Members represent populations served by the ADRC program,
including individuals who have a disability or a chronic condition
requiring long-term services and supports, organizations that provide
services to individuals served by the ADRC program, and governmental
and non-governmental agencies affected by the program.
(d) The ADRCAC meets quarterly and submits a written
report of its activities to the commissioner or designee every odd
(e) The ADRCAC is abolished on March 1, 2026.