Resources

Resources are listed below for assisted living and other residential care providers.

Texas Regulatory Guidance and References

Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/long-term-care-providers/assisted-living-facilities-alf

Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities Type A & B (TAC Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 553, Sub chapter C:

https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=26&pt=1&ch=553

Home & Community-based Services (HCS):

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/long-term-care-providers/home-community-based-services-hcs

HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES (HCS) PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE (CFC)(TAC Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 9, Sub chapter D):

https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=40&pt=1&ch=9&sch=D&rl=Y

Nursing Facilities

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/long-term-care-providers/nursing-facilities-nf

Nursing Facilities (NF) (TAC Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 554):

https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=26&pt=1&ch=554

Nursing Homes Code of Federal Regulations:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/42/part-483/subpart-B

Nursing Home Crosswalks:

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hhs/providers/health/fedtagsltc.pdf

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hh

Long-term Care Resources 

42 CFR Part 483 - REQUIREMENTS FOR STATES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/42/part-483

Provider letters are documents informing providers of updated regulation, changes in governance, and other important changes to assisted living facility requirements:

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/long-term-care-providers

Health and Safety Code:  

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/docs/hs/htm/hs.247.htm

Ombudsman Programs:

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/your-rights/hhs-office-ombudsman

HHS Forms site:

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/regulations/forms

Texas Food Establishment Rules:

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=8590002102

National Fire Protection Association

Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) for facility construction and management: 

https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=101

 

National Fire Protection Association Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

 

NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=13

NFPA 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes

https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=13D

 

NFPA 13R Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies

https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=13R

Behavioral Health Services Providers (Clinics, HCBS-MH, YES, Substance Abuse, etc.)

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/behavioral-health-services-providers

Other Guidance and References for Providers 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2018). National Provider Identification number: 

https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Administrative-Simplification/NationalProvIdentStand/index.html

 

Cornell University ILR School Employment and Disability Institute. (n.d.). Person Centered Planning Education Site. 

 http://www.personcenteredplanning.org/.

 

Internal Revenue Service. (n.d.). Business Structures. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/business-structures

 

National Institute on Aging (n.d.). What Is Long-Term Care? https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-long-term-care.

 

Texas Health and Human Services. (n.d.). What is Long-term Care? https://hhs.texas.gov/services/aging/long-term-care/aging-disability-resource-center/what-long-term-care

ards/detail?code=13R

Doing Business with Health and Human Services 

https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs

Medicaid & CHIP (Texas) 

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip

Managed Care Contracts and Manuals

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip/provider-information/managed-care-contracts-manuals

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Provider Information

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-provider-inform

Area Agencies on Aging

https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/long-term-care-providers/area-agencies-aging-aaa

Dementia Resources

James L West Center for Dementia Care (Training  & Events) 

https://www.jameslwest.org/education/education-calendar

Alzheimer's Association

alz.org

Resources for current and future residents of assisted livig