This page has information about proposed and adopted rules of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Executive Commissioner proposes DFPS rules based on recommendations by the DFPS Commissioner with assistance from the HHSC Executive Council. The executive commissioner publishes DFPS rules in the Texas Register to notify the public and allow the public to review and make comments. The public comment period begins on the date the notice is published in the Texas Register and lasts for at least 30 days.

Below we list the Council meetings at which rules are recommended, as well as the agenda items. DFPS provides a draft document as soon as possible so that the public can review the rule before the HHSC Executive Council meeting. Once published in the Texas Register, we link to the proposed and adopted rules.

Be aware that the links to the Texas Register expire after a year. If you click on an expired link to the Register, you can still search the website or browse the back issues. When searching old publications you might find old versions of a rule that have since been repealed or amended. You can find the current effective rules in the Texas Administrative Code.

February 24, 2017

DFPS has no proposed rules for the February 24, 2017 meeting.

November 17, 2016

  • Chapter 700 Child Protective Services Intake, Investigation and Assessment
  • Chapter 747 Child Care Licensing - Comprehensive Review, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Homes

September 23, 2016

  • Chapter 744 Comprehensive Review - Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before or After-School Programs
  • Chapter 748 Emergency Behavior Intervention - General Residential Operations
  • Chapter 749 Emergency Behavior Intervention - Child-Placing Agencies

July 22, 2016

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes to 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter D relating to Child Protective Services Financial Eligibility
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers, related to a comprehensive review
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC 748, Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations, related to a comprehensive review

April 22, 2016

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes to 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter D relating to Child Protective Services Investigations in Schools
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 711, Subchapter O, relating to the Employee Misconduct Registry
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 705 Adult Protective Services and 711 Investigations in DADS and DSHS Facilities and Related Programs
  • Agenda Item 5d: Recommendation to propose rule changes to 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter Q relating to Purchased Protective Services and 40 TAC, Chapter 702, Subchapter I relating to Office of Consumer Affairs Services
  • Agenda Item 5e: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC 749, Minimum Standards for Child-Placing Agencies, related to a comprehensive review
  • Agenda Item 5f: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC 745 Licensing, relating to enforcement actions and technical assistance
  • Agenda Item 5g: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC 744 Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before- and After-School Programs, 745 Licensing, 746 Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers, and 747 Minimum Standards for Child Care Homes, relating to health and safety requirements, training on the health and safety requirements, and background checks
  • Agenda Item 5h: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC 745 Licensing, 748 Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations, 749 Minimum Standards for Child-Placing Agencies, and 750 Minimum Standards for Independent Foster Homes, relating to normalcy.
  • Agenda Item 5i: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745 Licensing, relating to definitions for Licensing, applications, and the renewal of permits.

February 4, 2016

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter P, Division 3, Section 700.1630 relating to Child Protective Services Texas Tuition Fee and Waiver
  • Agenda Item 5b:  Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter M, Substitute Care Services, relating to Notice of Significant Events
  • Agenda Item 5c:  Recommendation to propose rule changes to 40 TAC Chapter 748, Minimum Standards for General Residential Operation, and Chapter 749, Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies, relating to Operations that Provide Trafficking Victim Services
  • Agenda Item 5d:  Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 730, Subchapter E, Advisory Committees and Other Committees; make minor changes to 40 TAC, Chapter 702, General Administration, Subchapter A, Introduction; and propose new 40 TAC, Chapter 702, Subchapter F, Advisory Committees, relating to the Department's advisory committees
    • Proposed (03/18/16) To be adopted (06/03/16)

January 25, 2016

October 16, 2015

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing, Subchapter O, Independent Court Ordered Adoption Evaluations.
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing, relating to public notice and hearing requirements and administrator licensing.
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes to 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter E, Division 1 relating to Child Protective Services Intake, Investigation, and Assessment.
  • Agenda Item 5d: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter L, relating to frequency and conduct of permanency planning meetings.
  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing, Subchapter O, Independent Court Ordered Adoption Evaluations.
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing, relating to public notice and hearing requirements and administrator licensing.
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes to 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter E, Division 1 relating to Child Protective Services Intake, Investigation, and Assessment.
  • Agenda Item 5d: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter L, relating to frequency and conduct of permanency planning meetings.

June 18, 2015

  • Agenda Item 5a:  Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Part 19, Chapter 700, Service Level Systems.

June 26, 2015 - Expedited rules due to legislation passed in 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015

  • Expedited Item:  Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 705, Adult  Protective Services adding new "Pilot Program" allowing decision making based on risk or future harm instead of validation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Expedited Item:  Recommendation to propose rule change in 40 TAC Chapter 711, Adult Protective Services expanding authority to investigate all home and community based service providers and resolving gaps resulting from evolving service delivery changes and changes in contracting arrangements.  Updates statutory language related to provider and agency responsibilities.
  • Expedited Item:  Recommendation to propose new rule in 1 TAC, Part 15, Chapter 355 relating to reimbursement methodology for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF).
  • Expedited Item:  Recommendation to propose rule change in 1 TAC, Part 15, Chapter 355, Rate-Setting Methodology for 24-Hour Residential Child-Care Reimbursements.

April 17, 2015 - Emergency Repeal

  • Emergency Item:  At request of HHSC, recommendation to repeal 40 TAC Chapter 732, Contracted Services,  relating to consolidation of procurement and contracting rules within the HHS Enterprise.

January 16, 2015

  • Agenda Item 6b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 745, Licensing, Chapter 748, Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations, and Chapter 749, Minimum Standards for Child-Placing Agencies, relating to Central Registry findings and admission assessment requirements.

October 17, 2014

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC §§700.1401 - 700.1406 (HIV Testing Policies for Children in DFPS Conservatorship).
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 745, Licensing, Subchapter K, Inspections and Investigations, Division 3, Confidentiality
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 743, Minimum Standards for Shelter Care, and 40 TAC Chapter 745, Licensing, relating to criminal background checks

July 18, 2014

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 749, Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies, and 40 TAC Chapter 750, Minimum Standards for Independent Foster Homes, relating to child safety, including treatment services for children with primary medical needs.
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 748, Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations, and 40 TAC Chapter 749, Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies, relating to trafficking victim services.

April 4, 2014

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 749, Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies, relating to foster home screenings and verifications, and the supervision of foster homes.
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose new rule 40 TAC §700.211 concerning Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Access to CPS Case File.
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter B, concerning confidentiality of CPS Records.
  • Agenda Item 5d: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Subchapter F, concerning Background Check Requirements for DFPS employees and volunteers who are also subject to Licensing background check requirements.
  • Agenda Item 6a: Recommendation to adopt rule changes regarding Daycare and Residential Childcare Minimum Standards.

October 19, 2012

  • Agenda Item 5a: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing, to clarify confidentiality requirements relating to Child Care Licensing abuse or neglect investigation records.
  • Agenda Item 5b: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing; Chapter 748, General Residential Operations; Chapter 749, Child-Placing Agencies; and Chapter 750, Independent Foster Homes related to controlling persons.
  • Agenda Item 5c: Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Rule 700.1502, Foster and Adoptive Home Inquiry and Screening.

July 20, 2012

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 1 TAC, Subchapter H, Reimbursement Methodology For 24-Hour Child Care Facilities, §355.7103 Rate-Setting Methodology for 24-Hour Residential Child-Care Reimbursements. These are HHSC rules and will not be published at this site. Please refer to the Texas Register.
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 727, Licensing of Maternity Facilities, Chapter 745, Licensing.
  • Agenda Item 6c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 744, Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before or After-School Programs; Chapter 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers; Chapter 747, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Homes; and Chapter 748, General Residential Operations.
  • Agenda Item 6d. Recommendation to propose rule changes to Background Checks in 40 TAC, Chapter 744, Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before or After-School Programs; Chapter 745, Licensing; Chapter 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers; and Chapter 747, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Homes.
  • Agenda Item 6e. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Child Protective Services; Chapter 702, General Administration; and Chapter 705, Adult Protective Services, relating to the prioritization of requests to release certain case records maintained by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
  • Agenda Item 6f. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 702, General Administration, New Subchapter C, Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry.

April 20, 2012

  • Agenda Item 7a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 705, Adult Protective Services, including abuse, neglect and exploitation definitions for In-home investigations; and Chapter 711, Investigations in DADS Mental Retardation and DSHS Mental Health Facilities and Related Programs.
    Proposed (5/18/12) l Adopted (8/17/12)
  • Agenda Item 7b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 700, Subchapter M, relating to Substitute Care Services
    Proposed (5/18/12) l Adopted (7/27/12)
  • Agenda Item 7c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter Y, Contracting with Licensed Residential Providers and Chapter 732, Subchapter L, Contract Administration
    Proposed (5/18/12) l Adopted (7/27/12)

January 20, 2012

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Part 19, Chapter 700, Subchapter A, Section 700.108, concerning waivers for implementation of Foster Care Redesign
    Proposed (2/17/12) l Adopted (4/27/12)
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 700, Subchapter H, Adoption Assistance Program; and Chapter 700, Subchapter J, Assistance Programs for Relatives and Other Caregivers
    Proposed (2/17/12) l Adopted (5/18/12)

October 21, 2011

  • Agenda Item 5a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter F, Release Hearings
    Proposed
    (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/10/12)
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/10/12)
  • Agenda Item 5b.Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter O, Foster and Adoptive Home Development, §700.1501, Regarding Waivers and Variances for Relative Foster Homes
    Proposed (11/18/11) l Adopted (2/10/12)
  • Agenda Item 5c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 700, Subchapter C, Eligibility for Child Protective Services
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/10/12)
  • Agenda Item 5d.Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
  • Agenda Item 5e. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 748, General Residential Operations; and Chapter 749, Child-Placing Agencies; regarding training and handguns
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
  • Agenda Item 5f. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 747, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Homes
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
  • Agenda Item 5g. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 743, Minimum Standards for Shelter Care; Chapter 744, Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before or After-School Programs; and Chapter 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
    Proposed
    (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/17/12)
  • Agenda Item 5h. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 732, Contracted Services
    Proposed (11/18/11) | Adopted (2/10/12)

June 10, 2011

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose HHSC Rule Changes in 1 TAC, Section 355.7103, Rate-Setting Methodology for 24-Hour Residential Child-Care Reimbursements
    These are HHSC rules and will not be published at this site. Please refer to the Texas Register.
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to Propose New HHSC Rule at 1 TAC, Section 355.7104, Rate-Setting Methodology for Supervised Independent Living Reimbursements
    These are HHSC rules and will not be published at this site. Please refer to the Texas Register.
  • Agenda Item 6c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 705, Adult Protective Services; and Chapter 711, Investigations in DADS Mental Retardation and DSHS Mental Health Facilities and Related Programs. Proposed (07/01/11) | Adopted (9/16/11)

January 21, 2011

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to repeal Existing Rule at 1 TAC, Part 15, Chapter 355, Section 355.9041, Reimbursement of Services
    These are HHSC rules and will not be published at this site. Please refer to the Texas Register.
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to repeal 40 TAC, Chapter 708, Medicaid Targeted Case Management Program.
    Proposed (2/18/11) l Adopted (4/22/11) l Effective (May 1, 2011) There is no link to view the effective rules as they have been repealed.)

October 15, 2010

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter L, relating to permanency planning for foster children
    Proposed (11/12/10) | Adopted (2/4/11) l Effective 3/1/11
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Section 700.807, Who is eligible to receive enhanced adoption assistance?
    Proposed (11/12/10) | Adopted (2/4/11) l Effective 3/1/11
  • Agenda Item 6c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 730, Subchapter Q and Chapter 732, Subchapter N: related to the DFPS contract dispute resolution process
    Proposed (11/12/10) | Adopted (2/4/11) l Effective 3/1/11 (There is no link to view the effective rules as they have been repealed.)
    Proposed (11/12/10) l Adopted (2/4/11) l Effective 3/1/11

July 15, 2010

  • Agenda Item 5a. Recommendation to propose rule amendment to 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Child Protective Services relating to the Permanency Care Assistance Program
    Proposed (8/6/10) l Adopted (10/29/10) | Effective 12/1/10
  • Agenda Item 5b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Eligibility for Foster Care relating to redetermination of foster care and the Return to Care Program
    Proposed (8/6/10) l Adopted (10/29/10) | Effective 12/1/10
  • Agenda Item 5c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC Chapter 745, Licensing (Background Checks), and Chapter 749, Child-Placing Agencies (Time-Limited Verifications of Foster Homes)
    Proposed (8/13/10) | Adopted (11/19/10) l Effective 12/1/10
    Proposed (8/13/10) l Adopted (11/19/10) | Effective 12/1/10

April 20, 2010

  • Agenda Item 5a. Recommendation to propose new rules at 40 TAC, Chapter 744, Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before or After-School Programs
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Withdrawn (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 5b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers; and Chapter 747, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Homes
    Proposed (6/11/10) l Adopted (11/19/10) l Withdrawn 11/19/10 l Effective 12/1/10
    Proposed (6/11/10) l Adopted (11/19/10) l Effective 12/1/10
  • Agenda Item5c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 720, 24-Hour Care Licensing; Chapter 745, Licensing; Chapter 748, General Residential Operations; Chapter 749, Child-Placing Agencies; and Chapter 750, Independent Foster Homes
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10) (There is no link to view the effective rules as they have been repealed.)
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Withdrawn (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 5d. Recommendation to propose new rules at 40 TAC, Chapter 743, Minimum Standards for Shelter Care; and relevant amendments to Chapter 745, Licensing
    Proposed (5/21/10) l Adopted (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
    Proposed (5/21/10) | Adopted (8/20/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 5e. Recommendation to amend existing HHSC Rules at 1 TAC, Section 355.7101, Cost Determination Process and 355.7103, Rate-Setting Methodology for 24-Hour Residential Child-Care Reimbursements
    These are HHSC rules and will not be published at this site. Please refer to the Texas Register.
  • Agenda Item 5f. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 711, Subchapter O, Employee Misconduct Registry
    Proposed (5/21/10) | Adopted (8/6/10) l Effective (9/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 5g. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Section 700.1613 relating to the Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
    Proposed (5/21/10) | Adopted (8/6/10) l Effective (9/1/10)

January 15, 2010

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 711, Investigations in DADS Mental Retardation and DSHS Mental Health Facilities and Related Programs
    Proposed (2/12/10) | Adopted (5/21/10) | Effective (6/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6b.Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Strengthening Families Through Enhanced In-Home Support Program
    Proposed (2/12/10) | Adopted (4/23/10) l Effective (5/1/10)
    Proposed (2/12/10) | Adopted (4/23/10) l Effective (5/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6c. Recommendation to repeal rules in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, relating to permanency planning for foster children
    Proposed (2/12/10) | Adopted (4/23/2010) | Effective (6/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6d.Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, 745 Licensing, to support and implement Senate Bill 68
    Proposed (2/12/10) | Adopted (5/21/10) | Effective (6/1/10)

October 23, 2009

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 702, Section 702.425 regarding CPS youth in TYC placements or under TYC supervised release or parole
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/12/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Sections 700.316, 700.320 and 700.1604, relating to extended foster care benefits and transitional living services
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6c. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Section 700.1002 and Division 2 of Subchapter J, Chapter 700, relating to the Permanency Care Assistance Program
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6d. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Subchapter H, Chapter 700, relating to the Fostering Connections Act and adoption assistance
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective(3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6e. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 746, Licensed Child-Care Centers; and Chapter 747, Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/12/10) l Withdrawn (2/12/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/12/10) l Withdrawn (2/12/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6f. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing; Chapter 748, General Residential Operations and Residential Treatment Centers; and Chapter 749, Child-Placing Agencies
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
    Proposed (11/13/09) l Adopted (2/5/10) l Effective (3/1/10)
  • Agenda Item 6g. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Sections 702.301, 702.303, 702.305, 702.307, 702.309, 702.311, 702.313, 702.315, 702.317, 700.209, and 745.8485, regarding the release of certain information relating to child fatalities
    Proposed (11/13/09) | Adopted (3/19/2010) l Effective (3/25/2010)
    Proposed (11/13/09) | Adopted (3/19/2010) | Effective (3/25/2010)

June 12, 2009

  • Agenda Item 4b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter W, Level-of-Care Service System (Intensive Psychiatric Transition Program)
    Proposed (6/12/09) | Adopted 8/21/09 | Effective 9/1/09

January 9, 2009

  • Agenda Item 5a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers concerning the director’s qualifications and the age range of children in child-care centers (2422-CCL)
    Proposed (1/9/2009) | Adopted (5/15/09) | Effective (6/1/09)

July 18, 2008

  • Agenda Item 6a. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 711, Investigations in DADS Mental Retardation and DSHS Mental Health Facilities and Related Programs (2097-AFC)
    Proposed (8/15/08) | Adopted (11/14/08) | Effective (12/1/08)
  • Agenda Item 6b. Recommendation to propose rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 745, Licensing (2082-CCL)
    Proposed (8/15/08) | Adopted (11/14/08) | Effective (12/1/08)
  • Agenda Item 6c. Recommendation to propose new rules and rule changes in 40 TAC, Chapter 700, Subchapter H, Adoption Assistance (2057-CPS)
    Proposed (8/15/08) | Adopted (11/14/08) | Effective (1/1/09)