To be good stewards of the public trust, Health and Human Services employees and contracted providers must follow state and federal rules and statutes when delivering services to eligible Texans. HHS also takes into account stakeholder input when new rules and policies are being written to ensure interested parties can contribute to the process.

  • The National Voter Registration Act requires that people applying for long-term care services are offered the opportunity to register to vote.
  • Older American’s Act supports a range of home and community-based services, such as nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal, elder abuse prevention and caregiver support.
  • Rules in Progress lists the administrative rules that have been present to the Health and Human Services Council and approved for publication in the Texas Register.
  • State Statutes is a list of laws affecting Health and Human Services programs that have been passed by the state or federal legislature.
  • The Texas Administrative Code is a compilation of state agency rules in Texas.
  • Waivers are vehicles states can use to test new or existing ways to deliver and pay for health care services in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).