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) and transferred certain of its powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to HHSC. The agency rule associated with those duties and activities will be transferred from Title 25, Part 1 and reorganized under Title 1, Part 15 of the Texas Administrative Code.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to the conversion chart that outlines the rule transfer from TDH.
Figure: 25 TAC Part 1