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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 5. THSteps Medical : 5.1 THSteps Medical and Dental Administrative Information : 5.1.2 Statutory Requirements

Several specific legislative requirements affect THSteps and the providers participating in the program. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Newborn Screening, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37.
Subsection D.5, “Parental Accompaniment” in Appendix D, “Texas Health Steps Statutory State Requirements,” of this handbook.
Requirements for Reporting Abuse or Neglect, as outlined in subsection 1.5.1, “Compliance with Texas Family Code” in Section 1, “Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities” (Vol. 1, General Information).
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 303; Chapter 73, Texas Human Resources Code, and Title 40 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 108.
Teen Confidentiality Issues. There are many state statutes that may affect consent to medical care for a minor, depending on the facts of the situation. Among the relevant statutes are Chapters 32, 33, 153, and 266 of the Texas Family Code. Providers may want to consult an attorney, their licensing board, or professional organization if guidance is needed or questions arise on matters of medical consent.
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
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