Health and Human Services in Texas are in the middle of a 2-year transformation, whose intent is to create a system that will be “more responsive to the people to Texas.” As part of that transformation, the Department of Aging and Disability Services will be abolished on September 1, 2017.

Until that date, DADS is responsible for the following functions:

  • Trust Fund Monitoring
  • Educational Services for Regulatory
  • State Long-term Care Ombudsman
  • Regulatory Services
  • State Supported Living Centers
  • Office of the Independent Ombudsman for SSLCs
  • Consumer Rights and Services

Their ultimate goal is “ a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities. On September 1st, 2017, their responsibilities and programs for meeting this goal will be transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission. Review the chart below for more information on their current structure and organization. To view the full plan of the transformation and the departments involved, follow this link.