DSHS Changes Effective September 1, 2017

DSHS is part of the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) system. Recent legislation made structural changes to HHS, including:

  • transferring some DSHS functions to the Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the Texas Medical Board, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality;
  • deregulating certain DSHS activities; and
  • continuing DSHS as an independent agency focused on public and population health under HHS.

Visit the Transitioning Programs page to learn more.


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Last updated August 31, 2017