Laws, Rules, and Authorization

Texas Rules and Regulations

Texas Statutes – This statutory database is maintained by both the Texas Legislative Council and West Publishing Company. Direct links to specific codes most relevant to the HIV/STD program are below.

Texas Administrative Code

Health and Safety Code

Family Code

Code of Criminal Procedure

Penal Code

Civil Practice and Remedies Code

Insurance Code

Occupations Code

Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) – TMHP is a group of contractors who administer Texas Medicaid and other state health-care programs on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Texas Register

DSHS Disease Reporting and Investigational Materials

State Bills and Acts

General Appropriations Act – State appropriations information is available through the Legislative Budget Board web site. The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) is a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops recommendations for legislative appropriations for all agencies of state government.

Medical Practice Act, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 151

Texas Pharmacy Act, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 551 – Regulations relating to the sale, delivery, or distribution of prescription drugs and devices.

Public Information, Government Code Chapter 552

Texas Legislature

Information on bills and amendments as well as legislative and committee calendars.

Texas Legislature Online

Texas Senate

Texas House of Representatives

Agencies of the State of Texas

Office of the Attorney General

State of Texas Government Information

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Records and Information Locator Service (TRAIL)

State and Local Records Management (SLRM) Division – State and Local Records Management provides an infrastructure for managing Texas public records. SLRM assists state and local officials with training, resources, guidelines, and consultation to ensure that government information is stored, retained, and accessible.

Legislative Budget Board

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of Insurance

State of Texas – List of Agencies, Commissions, and Universities

The Supreme Court of Texas

Federal Rules and Regulations

Direct links to specific U.S. rules and regulations such as the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, OMB Circulars, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, and many more.


Code of Federal Regulations – Text of public regulations issued by agencies of the Federal government.

United States Code

U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) – Produce and distribute information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats.

Federal Bills and Acts

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Legislation – The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest federal program focused specifically on providing HIV care and treatment services to persons living with HIV. Working with cities, states, and local community-based organizations, the program provides a comprehensive system of care for persons living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. A smaller but critical portion funds technical assistance, clinical training, and the development of innovative models of care.

U.S. Congress

The United States House of Representatives

The United States Senate

Bill Summary & Status

Agencies of the Federal Government

United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 

HIV/STD Program Security and Confidentiality Resources