On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 federal public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire. As a result of the anticipated end of the PHE, the temporary Long-term Care Regulation Home and Community-based Services (HCS) waivers in response to the PHE will also end May 11, 2023.
After May 11, 2023, HHSC Long-term Care Regulation will require the following:
- all four-person residences must return to regular capacity in accordance with 40 TAC §9.153(39)(B).
- HCS providers to ensure at least one complete staff shift change per day for individuals receiving residential support in accordance with 40 TAC §9.174(a)(38)(C).
HCS no longer offers day habilitation services as of March 1, 2023.