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 Human Services (DHS) and transferred certain of its powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to HHSC and the Department of Family and Protective Services (formerly Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services)). The agency rules associated with those duties and activities will be transferred from Title 40, Part 1 and reorganized under Title 1, Part 15 and Title 40, Part 19 of the Texas Administrative Code.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to the conversion charts that outline the rule transfers from DHS.
Figure: 40 TAC Part 1
Figure: 40 TAC Chapter 13