Health/Social Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is responsible for Medicaid, CHIP and Food Stamp distribution. It is the parent of several Texas social services agencies including:

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) , which oversees three large divisions:

Texas Child Protective Services (CPS),

Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) and

Texas Child Care Licensing

Other helpful places inside these sites:

2015 Data Book on Texas CPS and APS

CPS Investigation Flow Chart

Texas Nursing Home, Assisted Living Inspection Reports (DADS)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Texas Nursing Home Closures

The federal health care police site: HHS OIG