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Texas Department of Protective and
Regulatory Services Substitute Care and
Protective Services Health Programs
Purchaser: Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
Program: Substitute Care and Protective Services Programs

Description: The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (DPRS) provides financial assistance to children, older adults, and people with disabilities for substitute care and protective services. Most of the children are Medicaid-eligible, and, as such, their health care expenses are picked up by Medicaid or by counties. The DPRS expenditures reflected in this summary were unreimbursed by any other federal, state or local program.

Several programs are funded under the heading "substitute care." Only one of them—state-paid foster care—had direct medical services. DPRS estimates it spent slightly more than $1 million statewide on medical services for state-paid foster care in fiscal 1998.

The agency’s Child & Family Services spending pays for physical exams. DPRS estimates it spent $50,000 statewide in fiscal 1998 on physical exams.

Under the Protective Services–DPRS’s Purchased Service System spent $105,273 on medical services related to chemical dependency in fiscal 1998.

DPRS receives Medicaid monies for targeted case management separate from the programs listed above.

Texas Total, Fiscal 1998
Amount Spent:
$1,060,997 Substitute Care Payments
$ 105,273 Protective Services- Purchased Service System
$ 50,000 Protective Services- Child & Family Services
$1,216,270 Total
$ 143,560 Estimated, Prorated Administrative Expenses
$1,359,830 General Revenue Expenditure
 
Number of Recipients:
11,804 Number of children in paid foster care
107,591 Completed Child Protective Services investigations
91,428 Children receiving purchased services
210,823 Total

Source: Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services