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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
The bill would amend Chapter 161 of the Human Resources Code by requiring the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to develop and adopt trauma-informed care traing for employees who work directly with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in state supported living centers (SSLCs) and intermediate care facilities (ICFs). The executive commissioner by rule would require new employees to complete the training before working with individuals with IDD.
The bill would authorize the training to be accessible through a website.
The second chamber sponsor is Senator Zaffirini.
While requiring additional training is sound policy to help protect the safety of individuals with IDD in SSLCs and ICFs, the bill language is vague regarding the scope and effectiveness of trauma-informed care training. Since the bill has no tangible connection with our liberty principles, we remain neutral on HB 2789.