DADS has issued the following Information Letter(s):
Information Letter 14-19: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes
The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) annually conducts unannounced visits of each residence in which foster/companion care, residential support, or supervised living is provided to ensure that each residence complies with DADS Waiver Survey and Certification Residential Checklist, in accordance with DADS rule at Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, §9.171(h). In addition, the local fire safety authority for a program provider requires the provider to have documentation related to life safety requirements for each four-person residence the provider operates.
Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is available in all four-person residences at all times.
If you have any questions, please contact the DADS Waiver Survey and Certification unit at