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COVID-19 Policy Extended for Service Providers of Respite and CFC PAS/HAB

Last updated on 6/30/2021

HHSC has extended the lifted ban on service providers of respite and Community First Choice (CFC) Personal Assistance Services/Habilitation (PAS/HAB) from living in the same home as the person receiving Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living program services.

This gives access to needed services for people living in their own or family’s home.

Due to the guidelines, a person’s spouse or a minor child’s parent still cannot be a paid service provider of the following services:

This is a temporary policy change.

It is effective March 27, 2020 and is extended through July 31, 2021 unless the federal public health emergency ends sooner.

HHSC will provide updates if there are changes.

Program providers must complete the required background checks for all service providers.

They must follow:

Email HCS program policy or TxHmL program policy with questions.