In the coming months, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will introduce TULIP, an online system for submitting long-term care licensure applications. Once active, TULIP will replace paper licensure applications for all provider types regulated by long-term care regulatory services, including:

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Day activity and health services facilities
  • Home and community support services agencies
  • Intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions
  • Nursing facilities
  • Prescribed pediatric extended care centers

TULIP is an electronic system that will increase the efficiency of the licensure process by:

  • Making all licensure applications electronic, including those for initial licenses, renewals and changes of ownership
  • Accepting electronic payments
  • Providing immediate access to the status of licensure information

During the next few months, HHSC will be issuing additional information about TULIP and the transition from paper to electronic licensure applications, including important dates. In order to avoid missing these communications, please verify the accuracy of your licensed entity's mailing address on file with HHSC.