Proposed Rules

Formal Comments via the Texas Register

To let the public know about a rulemaking action – such as new, amended or repealed rules – HHS publishes a notice in the Texas Register, a publication of the Texas Secretary of State. Interested parties then can review and comment on the proposed rule. The Secretary of State publishes a new issue of the Texas Register each Friday.

The Administrative Procedure Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001) requires the notice published in the Texas Register to include a brief explanation of the proposed rule and a request for comments from any interested person. The notice also includes instructions for submitting comments regarding the rule to the agency, including the date by which comments must be submitted. Agencies must give interested persons "a reasonable opportunity" to submit comments. The public comment period begins on the day after the notice of a proposed rule is published in the Texas Register and lasts for a minimum of 30 calendar days.

Below is a list of proposed rules that have been published in the Texas Register. The proposed rules that are published in the Texas Register are open for public comment until the end of the comment period.
Title Project No., Description Contact Comment End Date
#19R014: Evaluation of Milk and Shellfish Laboratories
DSHS Milk and Dairy Unit
#19R057: CHIP Appeals Process
HHS Rules Coordination Office
#18R006: Repeal of MDCP Rules in Title 40
HHS Rules Coordination Office
#19R043: Public Swimming Pools and Spas
DSHS Consumer Protection Division
#19R067: Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program DY 9-10
HHS Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program
#20R025: Annual Reporting of Employees Leaving Child-Care Centers
HHS Child Care Regulation
#20R041: Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA)
HHS Health Care Regulation’s Policy, Rules, and Training
#20R052: Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee

Comment on Proposed & Draft Rules