Office of Violent Sex Offender Management
Title 37, Part 16
Through the enactment of Senate Bill 166, 82nd Legislature, 2011, the Governor and the Legislature have transferred the functions related to the sex offender civil commitment program currently performed by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment (CSOT) at the Department of State Health Services to the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management (office). The agency, newly created under the Government Code, Chapter 420A, is solely responsible for providing monitoring and treatment of civilly committed sex offenders under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 841.
The CSOT will continue to perform its licensing functions under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 110.
The CSOT's rules concerning civil commitment for sex offenders are currently located in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 36, Chapter 810, Subchapters E, F, H, I, J, and K. The rules will be transferred and reorganized as Title 37, Part 16, Chapter 810, Subchapters A, B, C, D, E, and F. The rule numbers are unchanged.
This transfer took effect September 1, 2011.
Please refer to Figure: 22 TAC Chapter 810 to see the complete conversion chart.