Joint Training

Human Resources Code, Section 22 039(c), requires the Texas Department of Aging and disability Services (DADS) to semi-annually provide training for surveyors and providers of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related condition (ICF/IIDs) on subjects that address at least one of the 10 most common violations by long-term care facilities under federal or state law.

During fiscal year 2011, DADS conducted 220 training sessions attended by 4,760 providers and 718 surveyors

Training topics include:

  • Active Treatment in ICFs/IID
  • Conducting Thorough Investigations (ICF/IID)
  • Culture Change
  • Dehydration and Weight Loss
  • Detecting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in ICF/IIDs
  • Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Infection Control
  • Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
  • Life Safety Code and Maintenance for State Supported Living Centers and Other Large ICF/IIDs
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Regulatory Requirements for Drug Therapy in the Nursing Facility
  • Resident Rights and Quality of Life
  • Restraints in Long-term Care
  • Understanding the Inspection Process for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Understanding the Nursing Facility Survey Process
  • Understanding the Survey and Enforcement Processes for Nursing Homes
  • Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Nursing Facilities
  • Writing Acceptable Plans of Corrections for ICF/IIDs


You can register for classes on the LTC-R Joint Provider Training website.