Notification Requirements in Response to an Emergency or Disaster

Provider Letter 18-16 –  This Long-Term Care regulatory provider letter is to inform a Home and Community Support Services Agency (HCSSA or agency) of notification requirements for temporary agency changes in response to an emergency or disaster. The letter details provider responsibilities regarding  initial or renewal application changes due to an emergency or disaster, temporarily relocation of a place of business as a result of an emergency or disaster, providing services to clients who have evacuated outside of the agency’s service area and  suspension of normal business operations for 10 or more consecutive days due to an emergency. Excerpt from Provider Letter:  In the coming months, HCSSA providers will also be able to provide written notice to HHSC of temporary changes due to an emergency or disaster through the Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP), an online licensure application system, if the system…

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