Provider Letter No. 16-18 - Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Requirements (Replaces PLs 15-34 and 06-48) Before hiring an applicant, ALFs are required to verify employability by conducting a criminal history record check. Verification includes searches of the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) established under the Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC) Chapter 253, and the Nurse Aide Registry (NAR). The following provides additional information … [Read more...] about Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Requirements
The new Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provider feedback tool allows providers to report survey inconsistencies related to the interpretation and application of ALF regulations and rules. DADS Survey Operations will use the data gathered to identify and research inconsistencies, guide and enhance training, and improve policies and procedures.In order to report specific survey inconsistencies, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHCHZVV. You will need to provide the … [Read more...] about New Tool for Reporting Survey Inconsistencies – ALF
House Bill 910 (84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015), which allows Texans with concealed handgun licenses to openly carry holstered handguns, became effective on January 1, 2016. The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247, Section 247.065 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 92, §92.125 states that each ALF provider has the right to maintain an environment free of weapons and drugs and must post the provider’s bill of rights in a prominent place. In … [Read more...] about Handguns in Assisted Living Facilities?