Department of Family and Protective Services
During the 85th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5, directing that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) become a stand-alone agency that is separate from the Texas Health and Human Services System (HHSC), in order to improve DFPS services and increase accountability by the department.
As a result, some functions provided by HHSC will be returned to DFPS while other functions will continue to be provided by HHSC through interagency agreements. The HHSC rules in Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter H, concerning Reimbursement Methodology for 24-Hour Child Care Facilities are being returned to DFPS and will be transferred and reorganized under Title 40, Part 19, Chapter 700, Subchapter Q, new Division 3, concerning Reimbursement Methodology for 24-Hour Child Care Facilities.
The rules will be transferred in the Texas Administrative Code effective November 15, 2017.
The following conversion chart outlines the rule transfer:
Figure: 1 TAC Chapter 355