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    Due to COVID-19 precautions, HHSC is taking protective measures for the public and HHSC staff. HHSC encourages contract applicants and current contractors for Long-term Care programs and services to submit contract applications and other contract information by email or fax

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Rules and Standards for Child Care in Texas

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation, Licensing and Credentialing, Policy

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    Information about Licensed Child Care and Child-Placing Agency Administrator Licensing in Texas.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation, Licensing and Credentialing

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    Information about controlling persons for child care providers.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation, Policy

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    How to become a child care home provider in Texas.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation, Licensing and Credentialing

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    The HHS Centralized Background Check Unit is required to do background checks to find out if a person has a criminal history or an abuse and neglect history that might be a risk to the health and safety of children. Background checks are required for Child Care providers, Residential Child Care providers, and Foster and adoptive homes.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation, Licensing and Credentialing

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    Licensing and regulatory information for residential child care operations in Texas.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

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    Texas HHS protects children by regulating and educating child care providers.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

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    Communications from HHS to Texas Area Agencies on Aging

    Topics: Aging, Long-term Care Providers

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    AAA Dietary Reference Intake frequently asked questions.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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    This webpage provides planning and response information, resources and strategies that can assist the area agencies on aging network to better prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, disasters, epidemics and pandemics.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Area Agencies on Aging (OAAA) applies for grants funded by Administration for Community Living (ACL). These are the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grants. In Texas, SHIP is called the Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Both grants serve Medicare beneficiaries in all 254 counties across Texas. The SHIP grant has existed since 1992 and the MIPPA grant was implemented in 2008 to support the SHIP efforts.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging, Policy

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    Texas Area Agencies on Aging procedural information.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy, Aging

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    Information about Texas Area Agencies on Aging Texas Benefits Counseling Program

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging, Benefits

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    Texas Health and Human Services contracts with licensed agencies to provide personal assistance services to people who have physical disabilities who are mentally and emotionally competent and willing to supervise their attendant or have someone who can supervise the attendant for them. The individual interviews, selects, trains, supervises and releases their personal assistants. Health-related tasks are prescribed by physician.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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