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General Legal Information

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The policies listed below are the general policies that apply to most workers. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    Texas families with uninsured children may be able to get health insurance through Children's Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Both programs offer health care benefits, including regular checkups and dental care. Click the link for more information. Read More

    By:
    Texas Health and Human Services Comm
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    Spanish / Español
  • HealthCare and Low Income Women in Texas

    Click here for information on programs for low income women seeking Health Care in Texas Read More

    By:
    Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Texas Women's Health Program Texas Health and Human Services
  • Nursing Homes - A Guide

    Information on how to select a nursing home, information on alternatives to nursing homes, a guide on your rights as a resident of a Nursing Home, and information on Nursing Home Obmbudsmen. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Texas Attorney General; Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Employment Law and Health Insurance: Your Rights

    Click this link for an overview of your rights under a health insurance plan offered by an employer and links to useful links to help you find the answers you and your family need. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor, Texas Department of Insurance
  • Hospice Care and Respite Care

    Click here for information on hospice care and Respite Care for those with chronic and/or terminal illness. Read More

    By:
    Medicaid.gov, Medicare.gov
  • Pregnancy, HealthCare, and Employment Rights in Texas

    Click this link for information about HealthCare coverage during a pregnancy and your employment rights during and after pregnancy as well. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Women'sHealth.gov; Texas Workforce Commission
  • Pregnancy, Parenting, and Depression Resource List

    Both pregnancy and parenting can be surprisingly difficult. This is true for both first time and experienced parents because each pregnancy and child may be different. This resource list, by the Texas Department of State Health Services, gives the names and addresses of professional organizations that help people address their pregnancy, parenting, and depression needs. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Handling disputes with your Health Insurance Provider

    Click the link for information on how to resolve disputes with your health insurance provider. Information is available on mediation, balance billing, filing a complaint, and more. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of Insurance, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. , Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel
  • Legal Guide for Cancer Patients

    This Guide helps cancer patients and their families understand the laws that affect their daily lives and helps familiarize them with the legal issues that may surface during a battle with cancer. Available in English and Spanish. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Pubilc Schools

    This publication gives general information on the rights of immigrant children to attend public schools. Read More

    By:
    MALDEF
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Assistive Technology, Disabled Texans, and Medicaid

    Click here for getting access to assistive technology to help Texans dealing with disabilities. Read More

    By:
    Southern Disability Law Center ; National Assistive Technology Advocacy Pr
  • Involuntary Commitment, Guardianship, and More

    Please click the link for information on the differences between involuntary commitment, guardianship and which option may be best for your situation. Read More

    By:
    State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Kincare Primer

    This primer provides information to families, headed by a relative who are not involved with CPS, about their rights and responsibilities. Read More

    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español