2100, Program Authorization and Services
Revision 22-1; Effective April 8, 2022
Purpose of the Program
The Epilepsy Program provides comprehensive outpatient care (diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy; management for continuity of care; integration of personal, social and vocational support services into the treatment plan; and epilepsy education) to eligible persons who have epilepsy and/or seizure-like symptoms through subrecipient providers in selected service areas in Texas.
Legislative and Statutory Authorization
The enacting legislation for the Epilepsy Program is House Bill 1685, 67th Regular Session, 1981. The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 40, is the statutory authority for the Epilepsy Program administered by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
The state rules for epilepsy services in Texas can be found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 355.
Epilepsy Program services are funded by State General Revenue. HHSC epilepsy funds are allocated through a competitive application process, after which selected applicants negotiate contracts with HHSC to provide services. A variety of types of organizations provide Epilepsy Program services, such as medical schools, hospital districts, private nonprofit agencies and community-based clinics. Providers must enroll with the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) to provide the HHSC Epilepsy Program.