Tex. Gov't Code Section 524.0203
Principles for and Requirements of Centralized System; Memorandum of Understanding


(a)

The executive commissioner shall plan and implement the centralized system of administrative support services in accordance with the following principles and requirements:

(1)

the executive commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of each agency and the director of each division within the health and human services system to ensure the commission is responsive to and addresses agency or division needs;

(2)

consolidation of staff providing the support services must be done in a manner that ensures each agency or division within the health and human services system that loses staff as a result of the centralization of support services has adequate resources to carry out functions of the agency or division, as appropriate; and

(3)

the commission and each agency or division within the health and human services system shall, as appropriate, enter into a memorandum of understanding or other written agreement to ensure accountability for the provision of support services by clearly detailing:

(A)

the responsibilities of each agency or division and the commission;

(B)

the points of contact for each agency or division and the commission;

(C)

the transfer of personnel among each agency or division and the commission;

(D)

the agreement’s budgetary effect on each agency or division and the commission; and

(E)

any other item the executive commissioner determines is critical for maintaining accountability.

(b)

A memorandum of understanding or other written agreement entered into under Subsection (a)(3) may be combined with the memorandum of understanding required under Section 524.0101 (Memorandum of Understanding Between Executive Commissioner and Health and Human Services Agency Commissioner)(a), if appropriate.
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 769 (H.B. 4611), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2025.

Source: Section 524.0203 — Principles for and Requirements of Centralized System; Memorandum of Understanding, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­524.­htm#524.­0203 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 524.0203’s source at texas​.gov