Top Ten Deficiencies & Violations for HCSSAs & the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Non-Compliance

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[3511] Top Ten Deficiencies and Violations for HCSSAs and the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Non-Compliance
Results from the State of Texas Health and Human Services Annual Report and data for the period of April 2020 through December 2020.


Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Virtual Event | Winter Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | February 11, 2021

Program Description: These Texas HHS presenters provide an overview of the most frequently cited state violations and federal deficiencies in Texas surveys and investigations. The information source is from State of Texas Health and Human Services Annual Report and data for the period of April 2020 through December 2020. In addition, they discuss the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to the HCSSA industry and their clients. Key topics of discussion in this presentation include:

  • the planned service delivery
  • abuse, neglect and exploitation reporting
  • supervision of services
  • infection control
  • coordination of care
  • emergency preparedness
  • quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI)

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][5]quality improvement
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.5 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 02.11.2023

Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

Nurse CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151


Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.

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TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Rosalind Nelson-Gamblin, Senior Policy Specialist, Texas HHS; Joyce Stamatis, HCSSA Program Specialist, Texas HHS

About the Presenter(s):
Rosalind Nelson-Gamblin
is a senior policy specialist for home and community support services agencies in Texas for Long-Term Care Regulation, Policy, Rules and Training unit. She has over 30 years of experience in state government developing public policy, promulgating rules, and interpreting legislation.

About the Presenter(s):
Joyce Stamatis
is a policy specialist for home and community support services agencies in Texas for Long-Term Care Regulation, Policy, Rules and Training unit. She has over 3 years of experience in state government developing public policy, promulgating rules, and interpreting legislation.


[3511] Top Ten Deficiencies and Violations for HCSSAs and the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Non-Compliance

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