Department of Family and Protective Services
Rule Transfer

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, certain functions previously performed by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) transferred to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in accordance with Texas Government Code, §531.0201, §531.02011 and §531.02013. The DFPS rules in Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 19, Chapter 745, Licensing, that are related to these transferred functions are being transferred to HHSC under Texas Administrative Code, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 745, Licensing. All rules in Chapter 745 are transferring except for Subchapter K, Inspections and Investigations, and Subchapter M, Administrative Reviews and Due Process Hearings, which will remain in Title 40, Part 19, Chapter 745.

The rules will be transferred in the Texas Administrative Code effective July 15, 2019.

The following table outlines the rule transfer:

Figure: 40 TAC Chapter 745 (.pdf)