By Maxey H.B. No. 2073 77R4333 CBH-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the eligibility of certain persons with mental illness 1-3 for community-based services and support. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 533, Health and Safety 1-6 Code, is amended by adding Section 533.0385 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 533.0385. COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR CERTAIN PERSONS 1-8 WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. If a person with mental illness is admitted 1-9 to a department facility for inpatient mental health services three 1-10 or more times during a 180-day period, the department shall presume 1-11 that community-based services and support are appropriate for the 1-12 person and that the person is eligible for those services and 1-13 support. 1-14 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.