Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
During the 84th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 200, addressing the reorganization of health and human services delivery in Texas. As a result, some agencies were abolished, and their functions transferred to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Texas Government Code, §531.0202(a), specified the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) be abolished September 1, 2017, after all its functions were transferred to HHSC or the Department of Family and Protective Services in accordance with Texas Government Code, §531.0201. The former DARS rules in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 2, Chapter 106, Division for Blind Services, Subchapter I, Blind Children's Vocational Discovery and Development Program, and Subchapter J, Blindness Education, Screening, and Treatment Program are being transferred to 26 TAC Part 1, Chapter 359, Division for Blind Services.
The rules will be transferred in the Texas Administrative Code effective February 1, 2022.
The following table outlines the rule transfer:
Figure: 40 TAC Chapter 106, Subchapters I and J (.pdf)