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 created the new Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and transferred certain of the respective powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities of the Texas Department of Health (TDH), Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR), Texas Health Care Information Council (HCIC), and Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA) to the new agency. The agency rules associated with those duties and activities will be transferred and reorganized under Title 25, Part 1 of the Texas Administrative Code.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to the conversion charts that outline the rule transfers from TDMHMR, HCIC, and TCADA to the new Department of State Health Services. The TDH rules will remain in Title 25, Part 1 with their current rule numbers.
Figure: 25 TAC Part 2
Figure: 25 TAC Part 16
Figure: 40 TAC Part 3