January 14th, 2024

Would You Like To Be A Member of The Long-Term Care Facilities Council?

Now is your chance. I would encourage providers of these services to think about being a part of the council.

From HHSC:

“If you’re interested in issues regarding a consistent survey and informal dispute resolution process for long-term care facilities, Medicaid quality-based payment systems for those facilities and the allocation of Medicaid beds in those facilities, you may want to apply to be a member of the Long-Term Care Facilities Council. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the council to serve a term expiring Aug. 31, 2026.”

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 19.

HHSC will consider the applicants’ qualifications, background and interest in serving on the council and will try to choose council members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For this reason, HHSC considers applicants’ ethnicity, gender and geographic location.

A council member must regularly take part in council meetings. They may also have to take part in subcommittee meetings or other related activities. Council meetings are held about once every three months in Austin or at the call of the presiding officer. Council members aren’t paid to attend or travel to and from council meetings or related activities.

HHSC prefers that you submit your application electronically, but you may submit the application by email, mail or fax to the following addresses:

Email: HHS_Appointments@hhs.texas.gov Subject: LTCFC

Mail: Texas Health and Human Services Commission 701 W 51st Street Mail Code 0223 Austin, TX 78751 Attn: ACCO

Fax: 512-206-3984 Attn: LTCFC

For more information about the council visit the council website or email Laura Gutierrez.

For more information about the application process, email the Advisory Committee Coordination Office.