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 the Texas Department of Health (TDH), the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR), and the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS) and transferred certain of their respective powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to HHSC. HB 2292 also changed the name of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services to the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and transferred certain of its powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to HHSC. The agency rules associated with those duties and activities will be transferred and reorganized under Title 1, Part 15 of the Texas Administrative Code.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to the conversion charts that outline the rule transfers from TDH, TDMHMR, DHS, and DFPS to HHSC.
Figure: 25 TAC Part 1
Figure: 25 TAC Part 2
Figure: 40 TAC Part 1
Figure: 40 TAC Part 19