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Changes to the State Hospital System | Texas Health and Human Services

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Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is embarking on a multiyear project to expand, renovate and transform the state hospital system. State hospitals provide in-patient psychiatric care for adults, adolescents and children.

In 2017, the Texas Legislature appropriated funds to the project. In fiscal year 2018, HHS will begin the first phase of construction and other changes designed to:

Comprehensive Inpatient Mental Health Plan

HHS must submit a comprehensive inpatient mental health plan to the Governor and Legislature for the replacement or significant repair of state hospitals or other state-funded inpatient mental health facilities and to improve behavioral health service delivery.

As the plan was being drafted, stakeholder input was sought regarding what should be included. Read the Comprehensive Inpatient Mental Health Plan (PDF), submitted on August 23, 2017.

Timeline

Previous State Hospital Studies and Related Reports

Source: Changes to the State Hospital System | Texas Health and Human Services

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