HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2021]


[3560] HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2021]
An extensive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs).

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Event | HCSSA Administrator Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | November 15, 2021

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
  • complaints
  • 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 can also be used by existing HCSSA administrators and alternates as a component of their annual continuing education.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency
  • §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency, including:
    • §558.259[c][2][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][2][B]the Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
    • §558.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act
    • §558.259[c][2][G]the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements
  • §558.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives
  • §558.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality
  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution

Education-Training Credits:

  • 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 11.15.2023

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.

Reporting of Perceived Bias
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TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Jennifer Elder, Home Health Regulatory and Policy Manager, TAHC&H | Grace Werckle, BSN, RN, Home Care Education Nurse Manager, TAHC&H

About the Presenter:
Grace Werckle
is the Home Care Education Nurse Manager for TAHC&H. Prior to joining the TAHCH staff, Grace worked in the Homecare Industry for over 25 years. She has had the wonderful opportunity to serve in multiple roles at Home Health Agencies fulfilling positions varying from Administrator/Alternate Administrator to DON/Supervising Nurse/Clinical Supervisor to Case Management to Field RN. With this, Grace earned extensive experience in Licensed and Certified, Licensed Home Health and Personal Assistance Services licensure categories. Grace specialized in QA and Documentation including certifications of COS-C for OASIS and HCS-D for Coding Compliance and has worked under The Joint Commission, CHAP and AHCH accreditations. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas and currently works with Texas Association for Homecare and Hospice in the Home Care Education Nurse Manager role.

About the Presenter:
Jennifer Elder
started with TAHC&H in September 2019 as the Home Care Regulatory and Policy Manager and is now the Director of Regulatory Affairs. 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.

[3560] HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2021]

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