Through the enactment of House Bill 2292, the Governor and the Legislature have directed Texas health and human services agencies to consolidate organizational structures and functions, eliminate duplicative administrative systems, and streamline processes and procedures that guide the delivery of health and human services to Texans.
House Bill 2292, 78th Legislative Session, 2003, abolished the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, the Texas Commission for the Blind, the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention and transferred their respective powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities to the new Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. The Texas Register is renumbering the rules of the abolished agencies and reorganizing them under the Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 2.
The transfer took effect March 1, 2004.
Please refer to Figure: 40 TAC Part 2 to see the complete conversion chart.
Effective date: March 1, 2004