Appendix IX, Time Calculation


Program Support Unit (PSU) staff must follow the guidelines set forth by Title 3 Texas Government Code (TAC) Section 311.014, Computation of Time, when calculating calendar days as noted below.

Title 3 TAC Section 311.014, Computation of Time:

(a) In computing a period of days, the first day is excluded and the last day is included.
(b) If the last day of any period is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

Skeleton crew days are not legal holidays. Legal holidays are days when the agency is closed.

Due Dates for Case Actions

The following chart contains a monthly calendar to help determine when case action time frames are due. The first column is the date the "clock starts ticking." Each subsequent column indicates when a certain number of calendar days have expired.

Note: The due dates do not take into account a leap year. The chart assumes February has only 28 days. The “*” in the chart indicates PSU staff must back up one day if it is a leap year.


  • PSU staff upload Form H3676, Managed Care Pre-Enrollment Assessment Authorization, Section A, to TxMedCentral, authorizing the managed care organization (MCO) to complete a STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument (SK-SAI) on June 1, 2022. The MCO has 60 days to submit the SK-SAI, STAR Kids individual service plan (SK-ISP), and Form H3676, Section B, to PSU staff. The MCO must provide PSU staff with the SK-SAI, SK-ISP and Form H3676, Section B by July 31, 2022.

Deadline Calculation Charts (Word)

Appears In

  • Community Care Services Eligibility Handbook
  • STAR+PLUS Handbook