Texas Health Care Information Collection

The THCIC was created by the 74th Texas Legislature in 1995. THCIC's primary purpose is to provide data that will enable Texas consumers and health plan purchasers to make informed health care decisions. THCIC's charge is to collect data and report on the quality performance of hospitals and health maintenance organizations operating in Texas. The goal is to provide information that will enable consumers (General Public, Researchers, Data Consultants and Health Care Facilities) to have an impact on the cost and quality of health care in Texas.

On September 1, 2004 the THCIC joined the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and part of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to form the Texas Department of State Health Services. All functions of THCIC continue in the Center for Health Statistics.

State Law and Rules Governing the Collection of the Data Collected by THCIC

Legislative Bills Effecting THCIC

HB 1048 74th Texas Legislature, 1995

Amended by:

SB 802   75th Texas Legislature, 1997 (Collection of Race and Ethnicity, Became separate State Agency)

HB 1513 & HB 2641  76th Texas Legislature, 1999

SB 893   77th Texas Legislature 2001

HB 2292 78th Texas Legislature, 2003 (Consolidation to DSHS)

SB 872   79th Texas Legislature, 2005

SB 1731    80th Texas Legislature, 2007

HB 673     81st Texas Legislature, 2009

SB 156     82nd Texas Legislature (Reg. Session), 2011

         82nd Texas Legislature (Special Session), 2011

        Article 2, Rider 93, 83rd Texas Legislature (Reg. Session), 2013

HB 764     84th Texas Legislature (Reg. Session), 2015     

SB 219     84th Texas Legislature (Reg. Session), 2015

        Article 2, Rider 65, 84th Texas Legislature (Reg. Session), 2015

Article 2, Rider 12, 85th Texas Legislature (Reg. Session), 2017