Senate HHSC to consider Senate Bill 7

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will take up and consider Senate Bill 7 on Tuesday, February 26 at 9 a.m. Public testimony is limited to 3 minutes; you may also submit written testimony.

Some advocates have questions and concerns about the possible impact of various provisions of Senate Bill 7, “Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.” For more information:

  • Read key features of Senate Bill 7 prepared by TCDD (PDF).
  • Read input provided by TCDD in October 2012 regarding the possible reform of long term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • View archives of a webinar recently hosted by The Arc of Texas that explains Senate Bill 7 and how it could impact people with disabilities.

One of TCDD’s priorities during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session is to improve the system of long-term services and supports to ensure the availability, timeliness and quality of community-based services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on providing services in integrated, community settings thereby reducing reliance on the need for institutional services.