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    P. O. Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-3947
    512-834-6603


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State of Texas Eliminates Licensing and Regulation of Seven Occupations/Businesses


A new state law, Senate Bill 202, was recently passed by the Texas Legislature. The new law becomes effective September 1, 2015. State law will no longer require a license issued by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for the following businesses and occupations:

  • Rendering businesses
  • Contact lens dispensers
  • Opticians
  • Bedding
  • Tanning facilities
  • Personal emergency response providers
  • Bottled and vended water certificates of competency

On and after July 1, 2015, DSHS will not issue new licenses or renew expiring licenses for these programs.

To learn more about Senate Bill 202, please select http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx and enter SB202 in the search field.

DSHS will soon be notifying license holders and interested parties directly of this change in Texas law. If you have questions, please contact us via e-mail at beddingproductshelp@dshs.state.tx.us.


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The Bedding section enforces the Texas Bedding Law through a program of licensing and statewide on-site inspections of manufacturing and processing facilities; germicidal treatment operations and retail outlets; and laboratory analysis of the contents and chemical treatment of bedding products. Its purpose is to protect the consumer from illness and/or injury associated with the use of unapproved or contaminated products; protect the worker's health from exposure to unsanitary conditions in the plant; and provide the consumer with a safe, properly manufactured and labeled product.


MAILING ADDRESS:
Bedding MC 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
(WE ONLY RECEIVE SPECIAL SERVICE DELIVERIES, SUCH AS UPS OR FEDERAL EXPRESS [NOT USPS] AT THIS ADDRESS)
Overnight packages that include money are NOT encouraged.  All packages that contain money should go through the Cash Receipts PO Box.
The Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street
Austin, Texas 78754-4535

Map to Exchange Building

PHONE NUMBERS:
Phone:  (512) 834-6787 ext. 2301
General Fax: (512) 834-6779

EMAIL:
For general questions you may email Bedding Products Help.

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Last updated June 24, 2015