HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2023]
An extensive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs).
- TAHC&H Event | HCSSA Administrator Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
- Presentation Date | November 6, 2023
Program Description: This is a 2-part, rich-media capture of the TAHC&H live training
presentations specifically focused on Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs).
It covers topics outlined in the HCSSA Licensure rule related to information on licensing standards and applicable state or Federal Laws, including, required content from
Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 250 and Chapter 142 and its intent as it relates to licensing standards that must be met by administrators.
Additional topics addressed include Nurse Aide Registry and Criminal History Checks of Employees and Applicants for Employment in Certain Facilities
Serving the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities; Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly; and OSHA.
This program  is a component of the
Initial Phase One training curriculum for new HCSSA Administrators and Alternates.
Existing Administrators and Alternates can also
use this program  as a component of their annual continuing education.
Upon successful completion, three (3) completion certificates are available for you to document this training:
- TX HCSSA Administrator Hrs referencing applicable §558.259 topics [Certificates used for Initial Training]
- TX HCSSA Administrator Hrs referencing §558.260 (a)(1) topic [Certificates used for annual Admin CE]
- Nurse CE Hrs
HCSSA Rule Reference(s) | 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]agency responsibilities
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Part 1: 1.5 Clock Hr(s)
- Part 2: 2.0 Clock Hr(s)
- Total : 3.5 Clock Hr(s)
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- Part 1: 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
- Part 2: 2.0 Contact Hr(s)
- Total : 3.5 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 11.06.2025
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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Commercial bias may occur when a CNE activity promotes one or more product(s) (drugs, devices, services, software, hardware, etc.). This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use
their own interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased. The ANCC COA is interested in the opinions and perceptions of participants at approved CNE activities, especially in the presence
of actual or perceived bias in continuing education. Therefore, ANCC invites participants to access their “ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line” to report any noted bias or conflict of interest in the
education activity. The toll free number is 1(866) 262-9730.
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.
 HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2023]