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HHSC Publishes New HCS Program Provider Response to COVID-19 Emergency Rule June 17

Last updated on 6/20/2022

Emergency rules for Home and Community-based Services program providers that contain the COVID-19 requirements for visitation expired June 16.

The following rules expired June 16:

  • 40 TAC §9.199 - HCS Provider Response to COVID-19 Expansion of Reopening Visitation.

HCS providers are still expected to comply with §9.198, Program Provider Response to COVID-19 Emergency Rule. Visitation requirements for essential caregivers and clergy in a disaster can be found in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 570.

HHSC published a new Program Provider Response to COVID-19 Emergency Rule for HCS program providers, effective June 17. The new rule:

  • Updates definitions.
  • Outlines requirements for infection control.
  • Continues certain flexibilities for HCS program providers.

Read the new §9.198, Program Provider Response to COVID-19 Emergency Rule.

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