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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 the recent links to the Texas Register and the Texas Administrative Code as the rule is published as proposed, adopted, and effective.   If the link is unavailable, you may check the Secretary of State website for earlier versions of the rule.


September 10, 2015

  • Agenda Item 4a.  Amendments to rules, repeal of a rule, and a new rule concerning the Kidney Health Care Program
    Proposed: 10/30/15

  • Agenda Item 4b.  New rules concerning the neonatal level of care designation for hospitals
    Proposed: 11/20/15

  • Agenda Item 4c.  Amendments to rules concerning radioactive materials and general requirements and license regulations for radiation control
    Proposed:  11/20/15

July 14, 2015

  • Agenda Item 4a.  Amendments to rules concerning the control of communicable diseases
    Proposed: 10/9/15

  • 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  |  Adopted: 8/21/15  |  Effective: 9/1/15

  • 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  |  Adopted: 10/16/15  |  Effective: 10/14/15§97.131, §97.132, §97.133, §97.134, §97.139

  • 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


August 14, 2014


May 22, 2014


February 27, 2014

  • Agenda Item 4a.  New rules concerning the criteria for approving trainers of mental health first aid services
    Proposed: 3/7/14  |  Adopted: 5/30/14  |  Effective: 6/3/14

  • Agenda Item 4b.  New rules concerning the standards for a Jail-based Competency Restoration Program
    Proposed: 3/21/14  |  Withdrawn 10/3/14  |  Effective: 9/22/14

  • Agenda Item 5a.  New rules concerning newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease
    Proposed: 4/11/14  |  Adopted: 8/1/14  |  Effective: 8/7/14

  • Agenda Item 5b.  Amendments to rules and new rules concerning the collection and release of hospital outpatient emergency room data, hospital discharge data, and outpatient surgical and radiological procedures at hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
    Proposed: 5/2/14  |  Adopted: 9/19/14  |   Effective 12/18/14: Subchapter A, Subchapter D, Subchapter E

  • Agenda Item 5c.  Amendments to rules concerning the licensing and regulation of hospitals
    Proposed: 4/11/14  |  Adopted: 9/5/14  |  Effective 9/14/14: §133.2, §133.41, §133.45

  • Agenda Item 5d.  Repeal of a rule and a new rule concerning the memorandum of understanding between the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding radiation control functions
    Proposed: 4/4/14  |  Adopted: 8/29/14  |  Effective: 9/7/14

  • Agenda Item 5e.  Amendment to a rule concerning fees for certificates of registration, radioactive material licenses, emergency planning and implementation, and other regulatory services
    Proposed: 4/4/14  |  Adopted: 8/29/14  |  Effective: 9/7/14

  • Agenda Item 5f.  Amendment to a rule concerning the licensing of device distributors and manufacturers
    Proposed: 5/30/14  |  Adopted: 11/14/14  |  Effective 11/23/14: §229.434

  • Agenda Item 5g.  Amendment to rules concerning the licensure of tanning facilities
    Proposed: 6/13/14  |  Adopted: 12/12/14  |  Effective 12/14/14: §229.353, §229.354

  • Agenda Item 5h.  Amendment to a rule concerning federal regulations on meat and poultry inspection
    Proposed: 5/30/14  |  Adopted: 11/14/14  |  Effective 11/23/14: §221.11

  • Agenda Item 5i.  Amendments to rules concerning fee schedules for clinical testing, newborn screening, and chemical analysis
    Proposed: 5/2/14  |  Adopted: 8/22/14  |  Effective: 9/1/14
Last updated December 04, 2015