HCSSA Licensing Rules – Texas - Part 1

HCSSA Licensing Rules – Texas - Part 1 

All administrators of Home and Community Support Services Agencies, or HCSSAs must complete an education and training course related to Chapter 97 of the handbook, Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies. The information in this handbook prepares individuals to fulfill the prerequisites required to become a home health administrator or alternate administrator. This course covers Subchapters A, B, D, E, F, and G of this handbook. Subchapter C is covered in Part 2 of this course.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-HLRTXP1
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain the general provisions, license application, and issuance standards for HCSSAs.
Summarize the additional standards for license categories and special services.
Describe the standards regarding surveys, enforcement, and home health aides.


Section 1: Introduction

A.         About This Course

B.         Learning Objectives

Section 2: Subchapters A & B General Provisions and Licensing

A.         Purpose and Scope

B.         License Fees

C.        Criteria and Eligibility for Licensing

D.        Application Procedures for an Initial License

E.         Issuance of an Initial License

F.         Application Procedures for a Renewal License

G.        Issuance of a Renewal License

H.        Denial of an Application or a License

I.          Change of Ownership

J.         Application Procedures for a Change of Ownership

K.         Application and Issuance of a Branch Office License

L.         Application and Issuance of an Alternate Delivery Site License

M.        Timeframes for Processing and Issuing a License

N.        Review

O.        Summary

Section 3: Subchapter D License Category & Special Services

A.         Standards for Licensed Home Health Services

B.         Standards for Licensed and Certified Home Health Services

C.        Standards for Personal Assistance Services

D.        Standards for Home Dialysis Services

E.         Standards for Psychoactive Services

F.         Standards for Home Intravenous Therapy

G.        Review

H.        Summary

Section 4: Subchapter E, F, & G Surveys, Enforcement, & Home Health Aides

A.         Surveys

B.         Requirements for an Initial Survey

C.        Personnel Requirements for a Survey

D.        Survey Procedures

E.         Post-Survey Procedures

F.         Enforcement Actions

G.        Administrative Penalties

H.        Court Action

I.          Surrender or Expiration of a License

J.         Home Health Aides

K.         Review

L.         Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

A.         Summary

B.         Course Contributor

C.        Resources

D.        References

E.         Congratulations!

Instructor: Halbert Brown, Jr, MBA

Mr. Halbert Brown, Jr. is the founder and administrator of Universal Nursing Services of Texas (UNST). He has is an Associate Professor at the University of Phoenix, where he facilitates healthcare and business management classes. Mr. Brown has an unquenchable thirst for entrepreneurship, and he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching Master's Degree courses in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, and Strategic Marketing at Webster University. An advocate for public speaking, he is charter member and Immediate Past President in Rising Toastmasters Club, and he teaches Business Communication and Principles of Marketing courses at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Halbert is the Past Division Director for District 55, where he supervised 5 areas for Toastmasters International.  

Mr. Brown has completed the course work and working on his Doctoral Study to earn a Doctorate in Business Administration (Health Care Management) at Walden University. Also, he earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration (Aviation) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). As he prepared for his position as administrator, he completed the Home Health Administrator Course with the Texas 'Association for Home Care and earned a Certification in Leadership and Management in Healthcare/Health Services Program in the MBA program at Park University. 

An active member of his community, Mr. Brown is the President, Board of Directors for Olympia Oaks Home Owners Association, and Past President and Counselor for San Antonio SCORE #164, Counselors to America's Small Business. His education and experience allow him to exercise his passion for learning and teaching other business entrepreneurs about the importance of education, financial planning and leadership.

Disclosure: Halbert Brown, Jr, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Nurses; in the following settings: Home Health, Hospice.
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