In a recent provider letter, the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) reminded Nursing Facilities that any facility that decided to voluntarily close must give residents at least 30 days written notice of this intent, pursuant to Texas Human Resources Code Â§102.003, 40 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Â§19.401(b)(21) and Â§19.502(e)(1), and 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Â§483.12(a)(5).
For more information, download the letter here.
In an information letter to Community Based Alternative (CBA) Providers, DADS summarized changes related to ISP development for the CBA program and informed these providers about required ISP signatures. From the letter:
The Texas of Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) recently reviewed and revised ISP forms and processes to ensure requirements are met and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process for CBA consumers, providers, and DADS case managers.
In an information letter to Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program Providers, DADS requested input on obtaining information on best practices in policy, training, safety, risk management of an individualâ€™s behavior related to restraint and seclusion, etc., for a report it is required to make available to individual facilities and programs, pursuant to Senate Bill 325, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005.
The letter includes a list of eight questions for providers. If you plan to participate, please send your answers to DADS by November 15, 2007. Download the letter for more information.