As the sole state agency responsible for administering the Texas Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) transferred operation of the Medical Transportation Program from the Texas Department of Health to HHSC (42 U.S.C. §1396a; 42 C.F.R. §431.10 (2003); and Texas Government Code, §531.021(a) and §531.0055(b). See Senate Bill 509, 74th Legislature (1995).) House Bill 2292, 78th Legislature, 2003, §1.03 and §1.18(a)(3) and (4), also mandates the transfer.
To reflect the transfer of program responsibility, the Texas Register is renumbering and moving the rules under Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 40 to Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 380.
The rule transfer took effect March 1, 2004. Please refer to Figure: 1 TAC Chapter 380 to see the complete conversion chart.
Effective date: March 1, 2004