Sec. 264.157: Expansion of Community-Based Care

(a) Not later than December 31, 2019, the department shall:

(1) identify not more than eight catchment areas in the state that are best suited to implement community-based care; and

(2) following the implementation of community-based care services in those catchment areas, evaluate the implementation process and single source continuum contractor performance in each catchment area.

(b) Notwithstanding the process for the expansion of community-based care described in Subsection (a), and in accordance with the community-based care implementation plan developed under Section 264.153, beginning September 1, 2017, the department shall begin accepting applications from entities to provide community-based care services in a designated catchment area.

(c) In expanding community-based care, the department may change the geographic boundaries of catchment areas as necessary to align with specific communities.

(d) The department shall ensure the continuity of services for children and families during the transition period to community-based care in a catchment area.


Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 319 (S.B. 11), Sec. 18(a), eff. September 1, 2017.