Provider Letter No. 17-37 – The Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) is no longer a stand-alone agency and has been transferred to the Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC), although the regulatory processes for notifying providers of changes to licensure requirements will remain unchanged. Regulatory programs and management of the operations for state supported living centers will transfer to HHS .
The provider letter details that HHSC will continue to notify providers of changes to policies, procedures and/or regulatory requirements as they occur, so please be cautious about any information related to regulatory changes you might receive from anyone other than HHSC.
The information you used to find on the DADS website has moved to the HHS website.
According to the DADS website, functions that were remaining at DADS until Sept. 1, 2017 were:
- Trust Fund Monitoring
- Educational Services for Regulatory
- State Long-term Care Ombudsman
- Regulatory Services
- State Supported Living Centers
- Office of the Independent Ombudsman for SSLCs
- Consumer Rights and Services