Service Providers of Respite and CFC PAS/HAB

HHSC is lifting the prohibition on service providers of respite and CFC PAS/HAB from living in the same home as the person receiving Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living program services. This provides access to needed services for people living in their own or family’s home. A person’s spouse or a minor child’s parent is still prohibited from being a paid service provider of these services due to guidelines found in the following:

This is a temporary policy change. It is effective March 27, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020.
Program providers must complete the required background checks for all service providers. They must follow:

Email the HCS program policy or the TxHmL program policy with questions.

FYI- Don’t forget that currently (Due to COVID-19) HHSC has said if you need to add on more CFC PAS/HAB units on the IPC,  you are not required to request SC to update the CFC PAS/HAB assessment.  The provider need only complete an IPC revision and IP update.