In a letter to Nursing Facilities, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) alerted these providers to changes in the code required by Senate Bill 344, passed by the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007. Changes to Section 242.0336, Temporary Change of Ownership (CHOW) License, include:
- The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) may not issue a temporary NF CHOW license prior to the 31st day after receiving (1) the application from the CHOW license applicant and (2) written notification from the current license holder of the license holderâ€™s intent to transfer operation of the facility to the license applicant.
- If DADS does not receive the CHOW application and the written notification from the current license holder at least 30 days prior to the CHOW effective date requested in the application, the effective date of the temporary NF CHOW license is the 31st day after the date DADS receives both the application and the written notification from the current license holder.
- DADS is required to issue or deny a temporary NF CHOW license no later than the 31st day after receipt of the completed application.
Download the letter to read about other changes.
DADS informed Home and Community-Based Services Providers, Texas Home Living Program Providers, Community Living Assistance and Support Services Providers, Case Management Agencies, Direct Services Agencies, and Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilities Providers that new convictions barring employment were added to the Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.
For more information about these additions, download the letter here.