AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. HHSC’s updated emergency rules will allow a designated essential caregiver to provide supportive, hands-on care
HHSC to Allow Limited Visitation at Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care Facilities State Enhances Certain Emergency Safety Rules Nursing Facilities For the health and safety of facility residents and staff, public visitation is limited to outdoor visits only. Physical contact between residents and visitors is not permitted. Additional conditions a facility must meet to conduct
HHSC LTCR has updated the COVID-19 Response Plan for Assisted Living Facilities. This update corrected an incorrect phone number. No other changes were made to the plan.
The temporary EVV policies in response to COVID-19 (PDF) have been extended through Oct. 23, 2020, unless the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services ends the public health emergency earlier. If the public health emergency ends earlier, HHSC will provide additional information. The temporary EVV Claims Matching policy was revised to include information about the June
Today the Texas HHSC issued new Guidance to Long-term Care Facilities on Response to COVID-19 Exposure. Visit the Texas HHSC website for Nursing Facilities, or view the new Guidelines.