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    Personal care attendants — also known as community attendants, personal care assistants and direct service workers — help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes and communities.

    Topics: Disability

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    The Office of the State Forensic Director (OSFD) works at the intersection of behavioral health and justice systems to improve the statewide coordination and oversight of forensic services and prevent justice-involvement for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Topics: Mental Health

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    The purpose of the Council is to advise Health and Human Services Commission and the legislature on research, diagnosis, treatment and education related to pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

    Topics: Leadership, Health, Children

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      Texas lawmakers have approved almost $1 billion of new construction for the state psychiatric hospitals. These projects will modernize the facilities where Texans come to heal and increase the capacity of our state hospitals. Best-care practices require modern facilities and that means replacing some older buildings, especially at Austin State Hospital, where a new 240-bed hospital will be built.

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    The Nursing Facility Payment Methodology Advisory Committee Advises HHSC on the establishment and implementation of recommended improvements to the nursing facility (NF) reimbursement methodology and other NF payment topics. Studies and makes recommendations on the development of an NF reimbursement methodology that incentivizes quality care for people served in an NF, and is cost-effective, streamlined and transparent. Performs other tasks as requested by the executive commissioner.

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