Forms and Handbooks

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  • DADS forms site — contains a comprehensive list of agency forms that can be searched by title or number.
  • Order printed forms — Service providers may order any of the forms listed in this document free of charge. This order form is in MS Word and must be emailed to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for processing. For questions about your order, please contact 512-250-7137.


DADS handbooks include program policies and procedures, including related forms.

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Updated: July 10, 2015