HHSC Publishes New HCS Certification Standards June 21

HHSC published new Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) Certification Standard rules effective June 21, 2023.

The new rules are in Title 26 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 565. HHSC reorganized rules for clarity and ease of use and added guidance regarding protective devices and residential requirements.

Read HCS Certification Standards 26 TAC 565.

Sign up for training at the HHSC Long-term Care Regulation Joint Training page.

Email LTCRPolicy@hhs.texas.gov with questions.