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Sec. 1001.222. General Powers And Duties.

Sec. 1001.222. GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES.

(a) The department shall develop a mental health intervention program for veterans. The program must include:

(1) peer-to-peer counseling;

(2) access to licensed mental health professionals for peer service coordinators and peers;

(3) training approved by the department for peer service coordinators, licensed mental health professionals, and peers;

(4) technical assistance for peer service coordinators, licensed mental health professionals, and peers;

(5) identification, retention, and screening of community-based licensed mental health professionals;

(6) suicide prevention training for peer service coordinators and peers; and

(7) veteran jail diversion services, including veterans treatment courts.

(a-1) As part of the mental health intervention program for veterans, the department shall develop a women veterans mental health initiative.

(a-2) As part of the mental health intervention program for veterans, the department shall develop a rural veterans mental health initiative.

(b) The department shall solicit and ensure that specialized training is provided to persons who are peers and who want to provide peer-to-peer counseling or other peer-to-peer services under the program.

(c) The executive commissioner may adopt rules necessary to implement this subchapter.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 352 (H.B. 2392), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.

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Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1636, eff. April 2, 2015.

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Redesignated from Health and Safety Code Section 1001.202 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(35), eff. September 1, 2015.

1001.202

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Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1237 (S.B. 1304), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

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Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1305), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

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Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 512 (S.B. 27), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2017.

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Greg Abbott
Greg Abbott
January 20, 2015 -
Republican
1-512-463-0063
112 East 11th Street, Austin, TX, 78701

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