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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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    Healthy Texas Women Program -- Provider Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Topics: Health Services Providers, Women, Health

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    Pediatric palliative care is a unique area of practice. Unlike adult palliative care, pediatric palliative care focuses on both quality of life and the developmental stage of the child.

    Topics: Health Services Providers

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    Palliative care is patient-centered and family-focused care that provides an adult or child of any age with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.

    Topics: Health Services Providers

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    Each month, HHSC requires nursing facilities who participate in the Medicaid program to report census on occupied Medicaid bed days, census of the licensed beds and children under the age 22.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Reporting, Data

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    Toolkits for Women's Health Services Providers

    Topics: Health Services Providers, Health, Women

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    Learn more about being a contracted service provider for various HHSC programs.

    Topics: Health Services Providers, Women

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    Culture change is an evolving process whereby a nursing home moves from being an institution driven by tasks and schedules to a place that reflects the residents wishes and their needs. With culture change comes a new way of thinking: focusing on residents' abilities, preferences and routines to provide care that meets their needs.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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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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    Listing of handbooks and forms for nursing facility providers in Texas

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy

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    Advance care planning means planning ahead for how you want to be treated if you are very ill or near death. This page provides information about that process for both providers and consumers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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