June 19th, 2023
-The rules describe the following certification standards
Rights of individuals
Requirements related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation
Staff Member and Service Provider requirements
Requirements from The Residential Checklist
New Requirements for Emergency Preparedness, Fire Drills, and Evacuation Drills in all residential types in the HCS program.
The Rules will have increased oversight of HCS host home/companion care homes
There is a clarification of Restraint and Seclusion Requirements
Adds language for Restricting the Use of Enclosed Beds.
-In addition, there is the modification of The HHSC surveyor requirements that will allow for survey flexibility as the HCS waiver program evolves.