Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECC)

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What are PPECCs?

Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECCs) allow minors from birth through age 20 with medically complex conditions to receive daily medical care in a non-residential setting.

When prescribed by a physician, minors can attend a PPECC up to a maximum of 12 hours per day to receive medical, nursing, psychosocial, therapeutic and developmental services appropriate to their medical condition and developmental status.

The Health and Human Services Commission began licensing and regulating the centers on Jan. 1, 2015.

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Contact Program Staff

For policy or rules information, call 512-438-3161 or email

PPECC Provider Directory

Statutes & Rules


This course is designed to offer a computer based training (CBT) to satisfy the HHSC pre-licensing program training requirement, which is part of TAC; Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 550 Licensing Standards for Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers. An administrator or alternate administrator of a center must complete the HHSC pre-licensing program training titled Overview of Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center Licensing Standards in Texas before an applicant may submit an initial application for a license.

To document successful course completion, the participants must print a copy of the course certificate available at the end of the training and keep the certificate for documentation purposes.

Please click here to take the training.