78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1735, Chapter 589 Page: 1 of 11
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(4) standardized protocols and participation
(5) physician-directed or physician-supervised care. I
(c) The commission shall conduct a study that evaluates the
CHAPTER 589 H.B. No. 1735
relating to disease management services under certain state-funded
or state-administered health plans.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1i. Subchapter D, Chapter 62, Health and Safety
Code, is amended by adding Section 62.159 to read as follows:
Sec. 62.159. DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. (a) In this
section, "disease management services" means services to assist a
child manage a disease or other chronic health condition, such as
heart disease, diabetes, respiratory illness, end-stage renal
disease, HIV infection, or AIDS, and with respect to which the
commission identifies populations for which disease management
would be cost-effective.
(b) The child health plan must provide disease management
services or coverage for disease management services in the manner
required by the commission, including:
(1) patient self-management education;
(2) provider education;
(3) evidence-based models and minimum standards of
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1735, Chapter 589, legislative document, June 20, 2003; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158255/m1/1/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.