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Guidance for Providers Regarding Entry into LTC Facilities (PL 2021-33)

Last updated on 9/3/2021

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Long-term Care Regulation (HHSC LTCR) has published Provider Letter 2021-33, Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities (PDF) for assisted living facilities (ALFs), home and community-based services (HCS) providers, intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability (ICF/IIDs), and nursing facilities (NFs). This letter reminds providers that they must allow persons providing critical assistance and providers of essential services to enter the facility if they pass the facility’s COVID-19 screening.