January 26th, 2023

FYI- somehow I missed this alert back in November for Licensed ISS providers.  Please be sure to log in and set up your account.

PL 22-32 letter issued 11/28/22 to ISS providers that was sent out concerning Blackboard Connect Emergency System

(This applies to HCS, TxHmL, ICF, & DAHS-ISS Providers among other services)

The purpose of this letter was to inform providers of the emergency communication system called Blackboard Connect, how it will be used, and your responsibility in signing up for the system if you are an ISS provider. This system will be used to send emergency and outreach notifications through email, phone, voice and text if available.

The rules require program providers to assign a designee to enroll in and respond to requests through the system. The designee should be someone who is associated with the licensed building or someone who is responsible for communicating emergency communications. However, you may also have other designees, such as corporate headquarters staff, sign up.

Blackboard Connect sign-up process:

Go to this link and click “Sign Me Up!”

If you have any questions, please contact the Policy and Rules Section by email at LTCRPolicy@hhs.texas.gov or call (512) 438-3161.