Correctional Managed Health Care
Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
The Texas correctional managed health care program represents a legislatively established partnership between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). The partnership is governed by the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee (CMHCC) and is responsible for providing comprehensive health care services to all adult offenders incarcerated in Texas state prisons and state jails.
The Correctional Managed Health Care Committee (CMHCC) serves as the oversight and coordination authority for the delivery of health care services to offenders incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The primary mission and related authority of the CMHCC is established in Section 501, Subchapter E of the Texas Government Code. The CMHCC contracts on behalf of TDCJ for complete health care services for offenders confined in the state’s incarceration facilities. To accomplish this task, the CMHCC manages a partnership arrangement between the TDCJ, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).
Composition of the CMHCC
The CMHCC membership includes five voting members and one nonvoting member as follows:
- Two public members appointed by the Governor, one of whom is licensed to practice medicine in this state; and
- One member appointed by the Executive Director of TDCJ, who must be a physician; and
- One member appointed by the President of UTMB, who must be a physician; and,
- One member appointed by the President of TTUHSC, who must be a physician.
The governor shall designate a public member of the committee who is licensed to practice medicine in this state as presiding officer. The state Medicaid director, to serve ex officio as a nonvoting member.
For a listing of current members of the CMHCC, please click here.
The CMHCC meets on at least a quarterly basis. Click here for a listing of meeting dates, agendas, and minutes of the CMHCC meetings.
To review copies of the CMHCC contracts, please click here.
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