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Reminder of Required Timely Renewal of Facility Licensure

Last updated on 11/19/2021

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) published a revised copy of Provider Letter 2021-29 (replaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26) – End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak (PDF) on September 14, 2021. The letter described the rule suspensions that ended, including the flexibility of license submission and processing timelines.

The Suspension of License Application and Renewal Timeline Requirements flexibility expired on October 3, 2021. For licenses that expired before October 3, 2021, the renewal application must be submitted by January 2, 2022. Any license that expires on or after October 3, 2021, must be renewed according to the licensure application timelines and requirements as applicable to the facility type.

Failure to submit a timely licensure application could result in the closure of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) certifications and suspension of services and activities that require a license. A provider that fails to submit a timely renewal application may need to apply for an initial license to achieve compliance with licensure regulations.