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 Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR) and transferred certain of its powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to the new Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the new Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). TDMHMR rules transferring to DSHS will be reorganized under Title 25, Part 1 of the Texas Administrative Code. TDMHMR rules transferring to DADS will be reorganized under Title 40, Part 1. Some TDMHMR rules will be duplicated in Title 25, Part 1 and Title 40, Part 1.
The transfer is effective September 1, 2004.
Please refer to Figure: 25 TAC Part 2 for the conversion chart for TDMHMR rules transferred to DSHS and DADS.
Figure: 25 TAC Part 2