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HHSC Update: PL 20-21 Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements during COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated: May 1, 2020

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) requested the Office of the Governor suspend certain regulatory requirements in response to the state of disaster declared in Texas and America relating to COVID-19. In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Governor granted HHSC's request to suspend these rules and statutes. This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the March 13, 2020, disaster declaration is lifted or expires. This letter describes the state rules and statutes waived or suspended during the disaster.

  • License Submission and Processing Timelines

  • Fire Marshal Approval Documentation

  • Suspension of Resident Right to Receive Visitors

  • Suspension of Three-Day Leave and Discharge Requirements

  • Suspension of Medicaid Occupancy Reporting Requirement for NF

  • Suspension of Certain HCS Requirements

  • Suspension of ALF Requirement Related to Resident Policies

  • Suspension of Certain Notification Requirements in PPECCs

  • Suspension of the Non-Certified Nurse Aide Restriction

  • Suspension of the Requirement for Nursing Students to Test Prior to Performing CNA functions

  • Suspension of the Certain NATCEP and Medication Aide Training Program Requirements