82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3197, Chapter 1174

Chapter 1174
i H.B. No. 3197
1 AN ACT
2 relating to creating a pilot program to implement the culture
3 change model of care at certain state supported living centers.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1i. DEFINITION. In this Act, "department" means the
6 Department of Aging and Disability Services.
7 SECTION 2. CULTURE CHANGE PILOT PROGRAM. (a) The executive
8 commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission shall
9 create a pilot program to implement the culture change model of care
10 at one state supported living center. In implementing the pilot
11 program, the department shall, to the extent possible, implement
12 processes, policies, and practices designed to:
13 (1) shift decision-making to the individual with the
14 disability;
15 (2) implement continuous quality improvement
16 processes that use objective data to improve practices and
17 services; and
18 (3) improve the workforce.
19 (b) The department shall select the state supported living
20 center that is most representative of the state supported living
21 center system to participate in the pilot program based on the
22 following considerations:
23 (1) the physical characteristics of the campus;
24 (2) the size of the staff;

Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3197, Chapter 1174. [Austin, Texas]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth311459/. Accessed July 31, 2014.