HHSC Publishes Revised Guidance for the Implementation of LSC Rules for ALF Providers

HHSC Long-term Care Regulation has published Provider Letter 2021-32 (Revised), Implementing ALF Life Safety Code Rules (PDF), for assisted living facilities.

The letter provides guidance on how to navigate and interpret the ALF life safety code rules. The letter extends the compliance period for existing ALFs that are required to protect an attic by two additional years, until Aug. 31, 2026.

The letter also updates the process for an ALF to obtain the LSC checklists used by HHSC surveyors and makes providers aware of two more checklists they can request.