Information Letter No. 17-23 – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is making changes to the HCS Handbook, Section 14411. The handbook revisions pertain to results from a residential visit described in rule at Title 40, Texas Administrative Code, §9.171(j).
The changes will explain how a score from a residential visit is calculated
• Clarify when evidence of correction is required after a residential visit
• Clarify when HHSC takes follow-up action after a residential visit
• Clarify what action is required if a significant risk is identified
These changes to the HCS Handbook are effective October 3, 2017.