Final Section-by-Section Analysis of HB 2292
Anne Dunkelberg /(512) 320-0222 x 102
Celia Cole /(512) 320-0222 x110
April 1, 2004
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Article 1 of HB 2292 provides for the eventual consolidation of all health and human services (HHS) agencies into five agencies, replaces agency boards with advisory councils, consolidates all policy development and rulemaking authority for HHS programs and services with the commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), and creates a Transition Legislative Oversight Committee to facilitate the consolidation. An analysis of the major provisions in Article 1 follows, with our major concerns noted.