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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2021-33 PDF Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities 09/02/2021
PL 2021-32 PDF Implementing ALF Life Safety Code Rules 08/31/2021
PL 2021-31 PDF COVID-19 Response - Expansion of Reopening Visitation and Mitigation Response rules
Note: Replaces PL 2021-12
08/25/2021
PL 2021-29 PDF End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak
Note: Replaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021
08/13/2021
PL 2021-28 PDF Description of Upcoming Key Changes to 26 TAC Chapter 553, Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities
Note: Revised August 31, 2021
08/03/2021
PL 2021-25 PDF Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Conference Expectations 06/30/2021
PL 2021-15 PDF Fingerprint-based Criminal History Checks for Current and Prospective Medication Aides 04/15/2021
PL 2021-14 PDF Status of an Active License During a Renewal Process
Note: Replaces PL 2019-18
04/06/2021
PL 2021-06 PDF LTCR Waivers During Severe Winter Weather 02/19/2021
PL 2021-04 PDF HHSC COVID-19 Reporting Process 02/09/2021

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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2021-36 PDF Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 07/30/2021
IL 2021-27 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 05/28/2021
IL 2020-35 PDF Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/07/2020
IL 2020-24 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/12/2020
IL 2020-04 PDF Payment Rates for Residential Care, Assisted Living, and Personal Care 3 Services Program Effective February 1, 2020 01/31/2020
IL 2015-37 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/24/2015
IL 2014-24 PDF Reassessment Process in Preparation of STAR+PLUS Expansion in Rural Service Areas 06/03/2014
IL 2014-22 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014 Claims Billing Closeout 06/03/2014
IL 2013-29 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2013 Claims Billing Closeout 06/28/2013
IL 2013-18 PDF Pre-filling Medication Planners 04/02/2013

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Life Safety Code Technical Memoranda

Number Title Date
TM 21-02 PDF Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Detection 08/31/2021
TM 21-01 PDF Laundry Facility Requirements in Assisted Living Facilities 08/31/2021
TM 20-02 PDF Walkway from an Exit or Means of Escape 06/23/2020
TM 20-01 PDF Bedroom Door Lock 06/23/2020
TM 19-02 PDF Fire Alarm Control Panel and Remote Annunciator Location 08/09/2019
TM 19-01 PDF Resident Bedroom Dimensions and Size 06/03/2019
TM 18-03 PDF Fence Requirements and Gate Locking Arrangements for Certified Alzheimer's Assisted Living Facilities 08/29/2018
TM 18-02 PDF Control Door Locking Arrangements for Certified Alzheimer's Assisted Living Facilities 08/29/2018
TM 18-01 PDF Exit Door Locking Arrangements for Certified Alzheimer's Assisted Living Facilities 08/29/2018

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
18-08 PDF An Initiative to Address Facility Initiated Discharges that Violate Federal Regulations N/A 12/26/2017
18-02 PDF Clarification regarding Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP/CEP) Waiver and Appeal Requirements N/A 10/27/2017
18-01 PDF Revised Policies regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies- FOR ACTION N/A 10/27/2017
17-47 PDF Advance Notice Solicitation Deadline - National Background Check Program N/A 09/29/2017
17-45 PDF Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Public Use File N/A 09/25/2017

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State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Date
2016-11 PDF New Rules for HCSSAs Providing Habilitation 09/06/2016
2016-05 Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Medication Aide Registry (MAR) Referral Process 06/22/2016
2016-04 PDF Survey Revisit Guidance 06/08/2016
2016-02 PDF Prompt Reporting of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) 02/23/2016
2016-01 PDF Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) License Verification 01/26/2016

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Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Date
2017-05 PDF Temporary Facility Closure for Repair or Renovation 11/01/2017
2014-02 PDF Guidance for Processing Non-Compliance with State Licensure Requirements 05/16/2014
2012-04 PDF CMS Region VI-Dallas Delegation of Notification of the Imposition and Starting Date of Optional Denial of Payment for New Admissions to the State Survey Agencies in Region VI 03/14/2012
2012-02 PDF Procedural Instructions for Processing Certifications Concerning Legal Names and Doing Business as Names of Providers and Suppliers 02/17/2012
2012-01 PDF Voluntary Termination and Related Processes 02/10/2012

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