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Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), administered by The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), provides health care benefits for Texas families with uninsured children.


Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services serves Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.


Department of Family Protective Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group daycare homes, daycare centers, and registered family homes.


Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) provides health, mental health, and substance abuse services.


Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service is the nation’s tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.



Medicare is the government-regulated health insurance program for people 65 years or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Medicare has four parts: Part A, hospital insurance; Part B, medical insurance; Part C, Medicare Advantage Plans; and Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage.


National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing  the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.


Office of the Attorney General

The attorney general serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government. Although the attorney general is prohibited from offering legal advice or representing private individuals, he serves and protects the rights of all citizens of Texas through the activities of the various divisions of the agencies.


Texas Board of Nursing

The Texas Board of Nursing is the state agency mandated to regulate the practice of nursing in Texas.


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulates and enforces compliance with the state’s environmental laws, including permitting and registration for the air quality and waste programs.


Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance regulates the insurance industry while protecting the people and businesses that are served.


Texas Department of Public Safety: Crime Records Service

Search criminal history in the Computerized Criminal History System (CCH), the statewide repository of criminal history data reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) by local criminal justice agencies.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) oversees the operations of the health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs, including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership is the Medicaid provider contracted by the State of Texas.


Texas Medical Association

The Texas Medical Association supports Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients and is dedicated to serving the people of Texas in matters of medical care, prevention and cure of disease, and the improvement of public health.


Texas Medical Board

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) is the state agency mandated to regulate the practice of medicine by doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathic medicine in Texas.


Texas Secretary of State

The Secretary of State publishes government rules and regulations.


Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to the employers and job seekers of Texas.


TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC

TrailBlazer administers the Medicare program under contracting arrangements with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


United States Department of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws regulating workplace activities.


Window on State Government: Office of the Texas Comptroller

The comptroller is the chief steward of the state’s finances, acting as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator, and chief treasurer for all of state government.

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