Supports placement options that allow aging Texans in need of care to "age in place."
Provides for a Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE).
Provides for criminal history record-keeping and reporting standards on people who have been accused of abusing a person who is elderly.
Allows the Department of Protective and Family Services to use an emergency order to provide protective services to a person who is elderly and who is unable to consent to these services.
Makes the deliberate false accusation of abuse of a person who is elderly a Class A misdemeanor.
Provides for means of planning for potential disability, including the use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, living wills, advanced directives, and other means of delegating decision-making powers and management of assets in case of incapacity. For more on these options, see our Guardianship section and our Health Care Directives section.
Protects employees and job applicants who are 40 years of age or older from discrimination in the workplace based on age.
Administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and other public assistance programs through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.