• State Update

HHSC Update: Waiver of Certified Nurse Aide Requirements Granted for Nursing Facilities

Updated: Apr 20

The Governor suspended provisions prohibiting a nursing facility from hiring someone to complete nurse aide tasks who is not a CNA for longer than four months. This suspension is intended to provide flexibility in staffing during the pandemic.


These suspensions are in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the March 13, 2020, disaster declaration is lifted or expires.


https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/providers/communications/2020/letters/PL2020-26.pdf