Through the enactment of House Bill 2292, 78th Legislature, R.S. (2003), the Governor and the legislature have directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to consolidate the organizational structures and functions of the health and human services agencies, eliminate duplicative administrative systems, and streamline processes and procedures that guide the delivery of health and human services to Texans. House Bill 2292 abolished certain agencies and created new ones. As part of the consolidation, the administrative rules of the legacy agencies will transfer either to a new agency or to HHSC.
House Bill 2292 abolished the Texas Department on Aging (TDoA) and transferred certain of its powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to the new Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). All TDoA administrative rules will be transferred from Title 40, Part 9 of the Texas Administrative Code to DADS and will be reorganized under Title 40, Part 1.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to Figure: 40 TAC Part 9 for the complete conversion chart.
Figure: 40 TAC Part 9