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    The Surrogate Decision-making Program (SDMP) is a legislatively mandated process which authorizes actively involved family members and committees comprised of trained volunteers to provide written informed consent for individuals residing in community-based ICF/IID who have no legal guardian and who lack the ability to make certain treatment decisions for themselves.

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    More information about being a surrogate decision maker for your family member is found here.

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    It is the responsibility of each intermediate care facility (ICF/IID) community program provider to submit the required forms and supporting documentation to the Surrogate Decision-making Program (SDMP) when a person they serve lacks the capacity to make certain treatment decisions for himself or herself and has no legal guardian or surrogate decision-maker.

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    Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program here.

    Topics: Aging, Disability, Financial, Health, Policy

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    This page contains an overview of and resources for the Texas 1115 Transformation Waiver, which provides the federal authority for operations of most of the state’s Medicaid managed care programs.

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    If you received Medicaid long-term services and supports, the state of Texas has the right to ask for money back from your estate after you die. In some cases, the state may not ask for anything back, and the state will never ask for more money back than it paid for your services. The program is administered by HHS.

    Topics: Aging, Disability, Financial, Health, Policy

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    HHSC has settled a lawsuit that affects Texas Health Steps, Comprehensive Care Program-eligible children under 21 years of age. Read the Settlement Agreement.

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    HHS employees and contracted providers must follow state and federal rules and statutes when delivering services to eligible Texans. HHS also takes into account stakeholder input when new rules and policies are being written to ensure interested parties can contribute to the process.

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    HHS employees have a legal and ethical obligation to protect the rights of Texans who are eligible for services, to recover money as required by law, and to follow the terms of settlement agreements.

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