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Relating to developing the proposed plan on long-term care for persons with an intellectual disability.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal impact to the state is anticipated.
Currently, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is tasked with developing a two-year long-term care plan to determine the needs for beds at intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ICF-IDD). HHSC is not explicitly required to take into account the specific needs of a given community when determining the number of ICF-IID beds for a particular region.
HB 3117 would require the HHSC, as part of its proposed plan, to consider the statewide bed capacity of community ICF-IID facilities. Based on this review, HHSC would develop a process to reallocate beds held in suspension by HHSC to meet the needs of a particular region.
Since this is a matter that does not concern liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards, HB 3117.