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 abolished the Texas Health Care Information Council (HCIC) and transferred certain of its powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to the new Department of State Health Services (DSHS). All HCIC administrative rules will transfer from Title 25, Part 16 of the Texas Administrative Code to DSHS and will be reorganized under Title 25, Part 1.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to Figure: 25 TAC Part 16 for the complete conversion chart.
Figure: 25 TAC Part 16