Nursing Facilities (NF)

Questions about enrolling?

Call the Licensing and Certification Unit at 512-438-2630.

Visit the Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) website

For application forms and instructions.

Go to TULIP

What is a Nursing Facility?

The Nursing Facility program provides institutional care to individuals whose medical condition regularly requires the skills of licensed nurses. Nursing facility services are available to individuals who are Medicaid recipients or who wish to private pay for their care. The nursing facility must provide for the needs of each client, including room and board, social services, over-the-counter medications, medical supplies and equipment, and personal needs items.

A skilled nursing facility is a special facility or part of a hospital that provides medically necessary professional services from nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists and audiologists. Skilled nursing facilities provide round-the-clock assistance with healthcare and activities of daily living. Skilled nursing facilities are used for short-term rehabilitative stays after an individual is released from a hospital.

A Hospital-based SNF is located in a hospital and provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services for people who have been discharged from that hospital but who are unable to return home right away. They do not accept general admissions.

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Regulatory Comment Card Survey

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Communications

Information & Provider Letters

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Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
PL 2021-22 Posting of Ombudsman Information
PL 2021-36 Dialysis Technicians in Nursing Facilities (Senate Bill 1692)
PL 2021-33 Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities
IL 2021-40 Payment Rates for Pediatric Long term Care Facilities Effective September 1, 2021
PL 2021-29 End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 OutbreakReplaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021.
IL 2021-36 Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
PL 2021-25 Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Conference Expectations
PL 2021-23 Guidelines Regarding Plans of Correction Associated with a PASRR ViolationReplaces PL 2018-09
PL 2021-20 COVID-19 Response - Expansion of Reopening VisitationReplaces PL 2021-08
IL 2021-27 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout