request-for-comment on DSHS proposed rules

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has issued a request-for-comment on new proposed rules concerning Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASARR) for mental health services, as well as admission, continuity, and discharge of mental health services.

Click the text below for a copy of the new rules:

PASARR repeal text

new PASARR language

NAMI Texas strongly encourages you to review the proposed rules and submit comments to DSHS. Please submit your comments via email to MHSArules@dshs.state.tx.us with the phrase “PASRR (415-J_§412.202), 11-2-12, Informal Comments” in the subject line or by US mail to Janet Fletcher, Department of State Health Services, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 2018, Austin, TX 78714. You may call Janet Fletcher with questions or concerns at 512-467-5425.

Please note, comments are due to DSHS by this coming Monday, November 12th, 2012.

Thank you very much for your attention to this.

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