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COVID-19 Update to Temporary Change in HCS and TxHmL Policy for Service Providers of Respite and CFC PAS/HAB - January 25

Last updated on 1/26/2021

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 February 28, 2021.

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.