Memo to Conferees on Senate Bill 6: Privatization of Case Management
Scott McCown /(512) 320-0222 x 109
April 27, 2005
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In their different versions of Senate Bill 6, both the Senate and the House require the Department of Family and Protective Services to discontinue its foster and adoption units and outsource all foster care and adoption services. The Senate and the House differ, however, with regard to privatizing case management. The Senate authorizes a regional pilot to test the concept. The House mandates statewide implementation. The conference committee will have to choose between these two approaches.