Legislation Related to Mental Health
Legislation related to mental health can be overwhelming and confusing. Thankfully there are agencies like the ones below that have made it easier to search, find, and read current legislation related to mental health in Texas. Use the Texas Legislature Online Resource to track Texas Legislature.
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities offers Mental Health Bill Tracking for Texas legislative sessions.
The Hogg Foundation provides a summary of mental health and substance use-related legislation from the 86th Texas legislative session.
News About Upcoming Legislative Sessions
“Among a number of health care-related topics, the Texas House of Representatives during the interim “off” year in 2020 will study the state’s behavioral health system, child trafficking prevention, and the effect of technology and “big data” on insurance.”
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