Child Care Licensing

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws.

Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Division for Regulatory Services

The Division for Regulatory Services provides public health oversight of individuals and entities that provide consumer and health goods and services to the public.  These include:

  • Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System
  • Food and Drug Safety
  • Radiation Control
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Health Care Facilities

For additional information, please see the sitemap for the Division for Regulatory Services.

Employability Checks

Long-term care facilities and agencies must check an applicant’s criminal history, Nurse Aide Registry status and Employee Misconduct Registry. Learn more here.

Long-term Care Credentialing

Long-term Care Licensing

The following long-term care providers must be licensed to operate in Texas:


Medicaid LTSS Enrollment/Re-enrollment – State Medicaid agencies must revalidate the enrollment of all providers in state Medicaid programs by Sept. 24, 2016.