Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

Rule Review Plan - Revised

As a result of the general Appropriations Act, Article IX, 167, 75th Legislature, each state agency was required to develop a plan for the review of its agency rules by August 31, 2001, and was required to file its rule review plan with the Texas Register. The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (the Department) filed its rule review plan on July 1, 1998. The following legislative session, the requirement that all agency rules be reviewed every four years was codified in Government Code §2001.039. The legislation which added §2001.039 extended the ultimate deadline for the initial four-year review of agency rules to August 31, 2003. (See Acts 1999, 76th Legislature, chapter 1499, article 1.) This legislation further required that each agency file an amended plan by August 31, 2000, describing how the agency will review all rules not previously reviewed prior to September 1, 1999. The following table shows the amended plan for the review of each of the Department's rule chapters, which are located in Title 40, Part 19 of the Texas Administrative Code.

Chapter

Title of Chapter

Date of Review

700

Child Protective Services

Published for proposal 8/11/00

701

Community Initiatives

Review to begin FY 2002

705

Adult Protective Services

Review to begin FY 2001

708

Medicaid Targeted Case Management Program

Published for proposal 8/11/00

709

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Integrated Behavior Management Services in Foster Care Settings

Published for proposal and repeal 8/11/00

710

Protection of Clients and Staff

Review to begin FY 2001

715

Day Care Licensing

Completed 3/31/00

720

Twenty-Four Hour Care Licensing

Completed 3/31/00

725

General Licensing Procedures

Completed 3/31/00

727

Licensing of Maternity Facilities

Completed 3/31/00

730

Legal Services

Review to begin FY 2001

732

Contracted Services

Review to begin FY 2001

734

Public Information

Published for proposal 8/11/00

736

Memoranda of Understanding with Other State Agencies

Published for proposal 8/11/00

738

Civil Rights

Review to begin FY 2002

740

Investigations

Published for proposal and repeal 8/11/00

742

Continued Education

Review to begin FY 2001

744

Ombudsman Services

Review to begin FY 2002

All comments and/or questions should be directed to Phoebe Knauer, Legal Services Division, TDPRS, P.O. Box 149030-MC E-611, Austin, Texas, 78714-9030.