Day Activity & Health Services (DAHS)

What are Day Activity and Health Services?

Licensed Day Activity and Health Services facilities provide daytime services, up to 10 hours per day, Monday through Friday, to people who live in the community. Services address physical, mental, medical and social needs.

Texas DAHS Directory

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Statutes & Rules


Provider Letters

Number Title Date Published
PL 2021-29 End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak
Note: Replaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021.
PL 2021-15 Fingerprint-based Criminal History Checks for Current and Prospective Medication Aides 4/15/2021
PL 2021-14 Status of an Active License During a Renewal Process
Note: Replaces PL 2019-18
PL 2021-06 LTCR Waivers During Severe Winter Weather 2/19/2021
PL 2020-28 Volunteer Portal 4/27/2020
PL 2020-25 Revised Recommendations for Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of Health Care Personnel 4/9/2020
PL 2020-14 Guidance on COVID 19 Response in DAHS Facilities 3/20/2020
PL 2020-20 Incident Submission Portal for Long-Term Care (LTC) Providers under Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) 3/20/2020
PL 2020-21 Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements during COVID-19 Outbreak 3/20/2020
PL 2020-03 Provider Responsibility for Renewing a License 1/9/2020

Information Letters

Number Title Date Published
IL 2021-36 Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 7/30/2021
IL 2021-27 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 5/28/2021
IL 2021-09 Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
Note: Replaces IL 2012-86
IL 2020-48 Cost/Accountability Report and 2021 Accountability Report Training Information 12/4/2020
IL 2020-24 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 6/12/2020
IL 2020-20 Requirement to Complete DIR-Certified Cybersecurity Training Program -- Due April 30, 2020 4/20/2020
IL 2019-33 2019 Cost Report and 2020 Accountability Report Training Information 12/1/2019
IL 2015-64 Day Activity and Health Services Eligibility Criteria and Eligibility Assessment Procedures 10/15/2015
IL 2015-37 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 6/24/2015
IL 2014-74 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring Updated Negative Billing Procedures
Note: Replaces IL 13-28