HHSC has adopted amendments regarding operating an inpatient unit at a parent agency to Title 40, Chapter 97, Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies, effective January. 17, 2018.

The adoption adds §97.30, which states the requirements that a home and community support services agency (HCSSA) or an applicant for a HCSSA license must meet to operate an inpatient unit at its parent agency. The adoption also amends definitions in §97.2, including the definition of "parent agency," a term currently used in Chapter 97 and adopted new §97.30. The adoption amends §97.13 and §97.17 to require an applicant for an initial or renewal license to comply with new §97.30 to operate an inpatient unit at its parent agency. Other amendments to §§97.2, 97.13, and 97.17 are adopted to improve their accuracy and readability, and to use consistent terminology.

The rules were published as proposed in the Texas Register on October 12, 2017. The adopted rules were published in the Texas Register on January 12, 2018

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/January122018/Adopted%20Rules/40.SOCIAL%20SERVICES%20AND%20ASSISTANCE.html#131

If you have questions about the rules contact (512) 438-3161.