TITLE 26. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

PART 1. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION

CHAPTER 990. ANATOMICAL GIFT

26 TAC §990.1

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopts new §990.1, concerning Anatomical Gift Form. The new §990.1 is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5757), and therefore will not be republished.

BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION

The new section is necessary to comply with House Bill (H.B.) 2734, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, which amended Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 555 to include §555.027, concerning Anatomical Gift. H.B. 2734 requires HHSC to develop a form that a guardian of a resident may use to notify a state supported living center (SSLC) of the guardian's election to make an anatomical gift on behalf of the resident in the event of the resident's death.

COMMENTS

The 31-day comment period ended November 4, 2019.

During this period, HHSC did not receive any comments regarding the proposed rule.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY

The new §990.1 is adopted under Texas Government Code §531.0055, which provides that the Executive Commissioner of HHSC shall adopt rules for the operation and provision of services by the health and human services agencies, and Texas Health and Safety Code §555.027(a), which requires HHSC to adopt a rule prescribing a form.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 15, 2019.

TRD-201904261

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Health and Human Services Commission

Effective date: December 5, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 438-3033