Form 3256 is used by a licensed chemical dependency treatment facility (CDTF), or an applicant for licensure, to apply for a temporary variance for a rule requirement in Texas Administrative Code Title 25 (25 TAC) Chapter 448, Standard of Care.
When to Prepare
To request a temporary variance or exception from complying with a provision of a rule found at 25 TAC Chapter 448, a CDTF must submit Form 3256 and any supporting documents pursuant to 25 TAC Section 448.402.
Important Items to Note
- Per 25 TAC Section 448.402(d), HHSC cannot grant a variance for a statutory requirement.
- HHSC fully considers each variance request and will issue a formal response either granting or denying the variance request. If HHSC grants a variance, it will be approved for a specified period.