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.