Tag: State Hospitals

May 27, 2019

86th Regular Legislative Session Wrap Up

SUMMARY - From a mental health perspective, the 86th Legislative Session was one of the most significant in recent memory.

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May 27, 2019

86th Legislature Regular Session Behavioral Health Appropriations

SUMMARY - An overview of appropriations to mental and behavioral health made by the 86th Texas Legislature. From a mental health perspective, the 86th Legislative Session was one of the most significant in recent...

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April 16, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – SB 2111

On April 16, 2019, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.  Senate Bill 2111, relating to the Health and Human Services Commission...

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March 11, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Finance – SB 500

On March 11, 2019, John Petrila, JD, MMHPI Vice President of Adult Policy, was invited testimony on SB 500 at the Texas Senate Committee on Finance. Senate Bill 500 was an appropriations bill filed...

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August 1, 2017

State Hospital System

General Overview The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) manages nine state-owned mental health facilities and one state-owned inpatient residential treatment facility for adolescents. These 10 facilities, collectively referred to as state hospitals, are…

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