DSHS Legislative Information

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) established this page as a single point of access for legislative information. If you have trouble viewing any of the documents below, please  contact DSHS Customer Service.

Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for 2024-2025 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request 

DSHS wants to hear from the public as it prepares its 2024-2025 Legislative Appropriations Request. The LAR is the agency’s funding request ahead of next year’s meeting of the Texas Legislature and reflects agency priorities for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. After it is submitted later this summer, the Legislative Budget Board will review the LAR and make funding recommendations to the Legislature, which builds and passes the state budget.

The DSHS LAR hearing lets people tell the agency what they think is important for public heath to focus on in the coming years. It was held on July 26 at 1 p.m. in Austin and was streamed online. You can find more information at  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/legislative/lar/DSHS-LAR-7_26_22_Public-Hearing-on-2024-2025-LAR-FINAL_v12.pdf

DSHS Strategic Plan

DSHS Strategic Plan 2021-2025, Part I and Part II 

DSHS Strategic Plan 2023-2027, Part I and Part II

For background and to view past strategic plans, see the HHS Strategic Planning page.


DSHS Budget Information

Legislative Appropriations Request – FY 2022-23  

Legislative Appropriations Request – FY 2020-21

FY 2022-2023 Legislative Appropriations Request Stakeholder Presentation (PDF)

FY 2022-2023 Legislative Appropriations Request Stakeholder Presentation  (Powerpoint)

November 5,2020 OOG-LBB LAR Hearing


DSHS FY 22 Operating Budget

As required per the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act (GAA), Senate Bill 1, Article IX, Sec 7.01, 87th Legislature, RS, 2021, shown here is DSHS Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2022.

DSHS FY 20 Operating Budget

As required per the 2020-21 General Appropriations Act (GAA), House Bill 1, Article IX, Sec 7.01, 86th Legislature, RS, 2019, shown here is DSHS Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2020.

Monthly Financial Reports


Presentations for the 87th Legislative Session

For presentations prepared for previous sessions, see the Archived Reports and Presentations page. 

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Reports for the Legislature

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Last updated August 2, 2022