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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 181VITAL STATISTICS
SUBCHAPTER BVITAL RECORDS
RULE §181.27Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Funeral Service Commission

(a) The purpose of this section is to implement Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 651, and Health and Safety Code, Chapters 193 and 195. In an effort to better protect the public health, safety and welfare, it is the legislative intent of the laws for the Texas Department of State Health Services (department) and the Texas Funeral Service Commission (TFSC) to adopt by rule a memorandum of understanding to facilitate cooperation between the agencies by establishing joint procedures and describing the actual duties of each agency for the referral, investigation, and resolution of complaints affecting the administration and enforcement of state laws relating to vital statistics and the licensing of funeral directors and funeral establishments.

(b) The department adopts by reference 22 TAC §201.16 of the TFSC rules.


Source Note: The provisions of this §181.27 adopted to be effective July 3, 2003, 28 TexReg 4904; amended to be effective August 11, 2013, 38 TexReg 4896

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