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    Information on how to become a licensed Nursing Facility provider in Texas.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Licensing and Credentialing

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    The term "negotiated rulemaking" specifies a particular process to be used to draft a proposed rule. This process provides for a group of 12-15 stakeholders who represent differing interests affected by the proposed rule to negotiate and potentially reach agreement on a proposed rule.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy

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    HHSC is mandated to create and provide nursing facilities with one of the posters required by Texas Administrative Code, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 554, §554.1921(e), the notice of how to file a complaint, giving the toll-free telephone number. This page provides information on how to obtain these posters.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized collection of demographic and clinical information that describes a person's overall condition. All licensed nursing facilities in Texas are required to submit MDS assessments for all residents admitted into their facility. The current version is MDS 3.0.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Information for providers of Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECCs). PPECCs allow minors from birth through age 20 with medically complex conditions to receive daily medical care in a non-residential setting.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    February 2, 2023

    HHS reminds long-term care facilities and agencies to review and update emergency plans for freezing temperatures and snow.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 26, 2023

    HHSC adopted rules in Title 26, Chapter 745, Subchapter M to replace repealed rules in title 40, Chapter 745, Subchapter M. The rules are effective Jan. 26, 2023.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

  • Provider News
    January 26, 2023

    Long-Term Care Regulation staff and program providers are invited to attend the following trainings hosted in February. Please verify if registering for a webinar or in-person class.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 25, 2023

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued QSO-23-05-NH and QSO-23-06-ALL.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 20, 2023

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) re-announces recall of 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

  • Provider News
    January 20, 2023

     The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) re-announces recall of 694,000 Rocking Sleepers.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

  • Provider News
    January 13, 2023

    Texas Workforce Commission Child Care and Early Learning Division and Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Regulation have developed a “Roadmap to Success” to support newly licensed/registered child care programs in Texas.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

  • Provider News
    January 11, 2023

    Following the repeal of the Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center COVID-19 Emergency Rules, HHSC Long-term Care Regulation (LTCR) has retired the PPECC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions document, effective Jan. 10, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 6, 2023

    Child Care Regulation has proposed updates to the Criminal History Requirements Charts. The proposed updates were published in the Texas Register and CCR is accepting public comments from Jan. 6–Feb. 5, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 6, 2023

    HHSC Long-Term Care Regulation and DSHS will host a Nursing Facility Provider Webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 2–4 p.m.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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