February 18th, 2024

IDD Services and PASRR want to remind local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) that Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) program providers are required to provide, or obtain as needed and without delay, the array of services in the respective programs in accordance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC), specifically 26 TAC §565.11(a)(3) for HCS and 26 TAC §566.7(d)(1) for TxHmL.

Program providers cannot limit the program services they offer to an individual. The requirement to provide the full array of services includes individuals receiving Community First Choice (CFC) services and individuals who choose to receive some or all of their services through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option.

For a complete list of the program services, see the following TAC references:

**If a LIDDA becomes aware that an HCS or TxHmL program provider is not offering the full array of program services, the LIDDA should report this information to the IDD Ombudsman at https://hhsportal.hhs.state.tx.us/heartwebextr/hhscIddo, or call 800-252-8154, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For any questions please email iddservicesacoffice@hhs.texas.gov.