|(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.