The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(2) CHIP--The Children's Health Insurance Program,
authorized by the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 62.
(3) Full-time Service--Employed or contracted full-time
(at least 32 hours per week for providers participating only in the
state-funded program, or at least 40 hours per week for SLRP providers)
by an agency or facility in a mental health professional shortage
area for the primary purpose of providing direct mental health services
(A) Medicaid recipients;
(B) CHIP enrollees;
(C) persons in facilities operated by or under contract
with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and/or
(D) persons in facilities operated by or under contract
with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
(4) MHPSAs--Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
(MHPSAs) are designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) as having shortages of mental health providers and
may be geographic (a county or service area), demographic (low income
population) or institutional (comprehensive health center, federally
qualified health center or other public facility). Designations meet
the requirements of Sec. 332 of the Public Health Service Act, 90
Stat. 2270-2272 (42 U.S.C. 254e). Texas MHPSAs are recommended for
designation by HHS based on analysis of data by the Department of
State Health Services.
(5) Medicaid--The medical assistance program authorized
by Chapter 32, Human Resources Code.
(6) Service Period--A period of 12 consecutive months
qualifying a mental health professional for loan repayment.
(7) SLRP--State Loan Repayment Program, a subset of
the Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals that is
funded by grants to states authorized by the Public Health Service
Act, Title III, §3381(a)-(i)(42 U.S.C. 254q-1(a)-(i)), through
the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. SLRP loan repayment awards are supported
by an equal match of state and federal funds.
(8) Psychiatrist--A licensed physician who is a graduate
of an accredited psychiatric residency training program.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §23.94 adopted to be effective November 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 7818; amended to be effective February 22, 2016, 41 TexReg 1232; transferred effective December 15, 2016, as published in the Texas Register November 25, 2016, 41 TexReg 9341; amended to be effective May 22, 2019, 44 TexReg 2456