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Proposed Rule Changes and Adopted: Rules in the Texas Register

This site includes rules that have been recommended for proposal by State Health Services Council and the DSHS Commissioner and were approved for publication in the Texas Register by the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

Rules are published in the Texas Register to give the public notice of a state agency’s proposed rulemaking action and to allow interested individuals an opportunity to review and make comments on the proposed rule. The public comment period begins on the date the notice is published in the Texas Register and lasts for at least 30 days.

The information below includes the Council meeting at which the rule was recommended as well as the agenda item number and title. Also included are links to the Texas Register’s website as the rule is published as proposed, adopted, and effective. This list only includes rules considered at Council meetings in or after September 2012.


July 14, 2015

  • Agenda Item 4a.  Amendments to rules concerning the control of communicable diseases

  • Agenda Item 6.  Consolidation and Repeal of Certain DSHS Procurement and Contracting Rules
    Proposed: 5/1/15  |  Adopted: 6/19/15  |  Effective: 6/21/15 – §1.91 and §1.181; §§37.13, 37.14, 37.217, 37.536, and 37.537; §39.4; §49.11 and §49.12; §56.17; §61.6 and §61.36; §83.8; §§417.51 - 417.62, 417.64, and 417.65; §419.7; §§444.101 - 444.103, 444.201 - 444.211, 444.301 - 444.306, 444.401 - 444.420, and 444.501 - 444.507; §§447.105, 447.204, and 447.304

February 26, 2015

  • Agenda Item 3a.  An amendment to a rule concerning fee schedules for clinical testing and newborn screening
    Proposed: 5/22/15

  • Agenda Item 3b.  Amendments to rules concerning the reporting of sexually transmitted diseases, including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    Proposed 5/29/15

  • Agenda Item 3c.  Repeal of rules and new rules concerning abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Department of State Health Services state hospitals

  • Agenda Item 3d.  New rules concerning the standards for a Jail-based Competency Restoration Program
    Proposed: 6/26/15

November 20, 2014

  • Agenda Item 4a.  Repeal of rules and new rules concerning Texas food establishments
    Proposed: 3/20/15

  • Agenda Item 4b.  Amendment to a rule concerning immunization requirements in Texas elementary and secondary schools
    Proposed: 1/16/15  |  Adopted 5/29/15  |  Effective 6/17/15 §97.63

  • Agenda Item 4c.  Repeal of rules concerning the training of animal shelter personnel
    Proposed: 1/9/15  |  Adopted 5/29/15  |  Effective 6/4/15

  • Agenda Item 4d.  Amendment to a rule concerning the Department of State Health Services Animal Friendly Account
    Proposed: 1/9/15  |  Adopted 5/29/15  |  Effective 6/7/15

  • Agenda Item 4e.  Repeal of a rule and a new rule concerning the creation and maintenance of an electronic diabetes registry to track glycosylated hemoglobin levels and to govern the format and method of collecting glycosylated hemoglobin data
    Proposed: 3/27/15

  • Agenda Item 4f.  Repeal of rules and new rules concerning the regulation of training and certification of promotores or community health workers
    Proposed: 2/27/15  |  Adopted: 6/19/15  |  Effective: 6/24/15

  • Agenda Item 4g.  Amendments to rules concerning the provisions of the Epilepsy Program
    Proposed: 2/20/15  |  Adopted: 6/26/15  |  Effective: 7/2/15

August 14, 2014


May 22, 2014


February 27, 2014


November 21, 2013


August 29, 2013


June 13, 2013


April 3, 2013


November 29, 2012


September 6, 2012

Last updated July 14, 2015