Clarification on Licensure Renewals

All licensed long-term care providers must submit a renewal application in the Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) before their current license expires. While a re-licensure/recertification survey is part of the renewal process, it doesn’t take the place of submitting a renewal application in TULIP.

HHSC encourages providers to submit the application as soon as possible within the 120 days prior to the expiration of their license, so that if there are issues with TULIP — such as the renewal application not being in the TULIP account — the provider has time to work with TULIP Support prior to their license expiring.

If the provider is waiting on pending documentation — such as a current fire marshal report — it’s better to go ahead and submit the renewal application with the deficiency and upload a letter explaining why they don’t have the required documentation. If the application isn’t submitted before the license expires, the provider risks providing services without a license.