HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2019]
An extensive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs).
- Presentation Date: November 11, 2019
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Part 1: 1.75 Clock Hr(s)
- Part 2: 2.0 Clock Hr(s)
- Total : 3.75 Clock Hr(s)
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- Part 1: 1.75 Contact Hr(s)
- Part 2: 2.0 Contact Hr(s)
- Total : 3.75 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 11.11.2021
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development
by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[c]information on the licensing standards for an agency
- §558.259[c]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency, including:
- §558.259[c][A]the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Home and Community Support Services,
and Chapter 250, Nurse Aide Registry and Criminal History Checks of Employees and Applicants for
Employment in Certain Facilities Serving the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities
- §558.259[c][B]the Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
- §558.259[c](C)Americans with Disabilities Act
- §558.259[c][G]the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements
- §558.259[d]legal issues regarding advance directives
- §558.259[d]client rights, including the right to confidentiality
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.259[d]complaint investigation and resolution
Program Description: This is rich-media capture of an
interactive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support
Services Agencies (HCSSAs), which reviews required topics such as the Texas Health and Safety Code,
Chapter 142, and its intent as it relates to HCSSA licensing standards that must be met by an
administrator or alternate administrator. This presentation covers the administrator’s responsibilities related to:
- advance directives
- client rights
- other state and federal statutes and regulations such as:
- Chapter 250
- Nurse Aide Registry
- Criminal History Checks of Employees
- Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
- Revised rule changes
- policy interpretation
- application of the regulations by surveyors for compliance
This program is a component of the Initial Phase One training curriculum. It is also reccomended to
administrators and alternates as a component of their annual continuing education.
Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and apply the Home and
Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) licensure regulations to their daily practice to improve agency processes and client outcomes.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Rachel Hammon,BSN, RN, Executive Director for TAHC&H / Jennifer Elder, Home Care Regulatory
& Policy Manager for TAHC&H
About the Presenter:
Rachel Hammon received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing
from the University of Texas in Austin. She has 23 years of experience in nursing with 19 years’ experience in the home health industry.
During her employment with a home health agency, she served in many roles, which gave her a diverse knowledge of the industry. At the
Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Rachel assisted member agencies with compliance with state and federal laws, served as a
liaison with state and federal government officials and on the Nurse Practice Advisory Committee for the Board of Nurse Examiners. As
the Executive Director, Rachel is responsible for implementing the mission of the association which is to advocate for ethical practices,
quality, and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas. As part of that advocacy she
routinely works with legislators and state agency staff on legislation and policy that affects the home care industry.
About the Presenter:
Jennifer Elder started with TAHC&H in September 2019.
Her experience includes Home Health and Hospice Administration, DME Management and Home Care Consulting. Prior to coming to TAHC&H she worked
as a consultant from 2012–2017 for home health and hospice agencies and DME agencies throughout Texas. She has hands on experience in the
home care industry with the ADR process, QAPI programs, Marketing and Business Development, Licensing, Accreditation, Plans of Correction and
Informal Dispute Resolutions, Human Resources, Policy Development and Strategic Planning. Jennifer has been in the home care industry since 2007.
 HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2019]