In a letter that replaces PL #06-08, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) alerted Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) to expect more delays for initial licensure and Medicare certification. Region 6 (Houston Regional Office) and Region 3 (Arlington Regional Office) could see delays of up to a year.
In the updated letter, DADS added or changed information about the process. For example, providers must request initial licensure at least six months before the license expiration date and notify regional HCSSA program managers if they fall below the required census level for initial certification survey (10 patients served with 7 active).
You may download the letter here.