The Texas Department of Health became the State Department of Health Services on September 1. The department's new web address is: www.dshs.state.tx.us.
Background information for the DSHS Legislative Appropriation Request (LAR) is posted at:
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lar/default.shtm. This information is somewhat out of date, since it only reflects materials presented at the July 20 hearing.
The next hearing scheduled on the LAR is October 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Austin at the John H. Reagan Building (105 W. 15th Street), Room 140. This hearing will be held by the Legislative Budget Board (LBB).
After that, the LBB will hear the budget request for the Health and Human Services Commission (October 6, 9:30 a.m., Capitol Extension, E2.028, Austin). The DSHS budget will be part of the combined budget for all agencies in the HHSC.