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Texas Home Care Regulations

Home Care

Home Health Administrator

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually


An administrator and alternate administrator must complete 12 clock hours of continuing education within each 12-month period beginning with the date of designation.

The 12 clock hours of continuing education must include at least two of the following topics and may include other topics related to the duties of an administrator:
1. any one of the educational training subjects listed in §97.259(d) of this division (relating to Initial Educational Training in Administration of Agencies);
2. development and interpretation of agency policies;
3. basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting;
4. ethics;
5. quality improvement;
6. risk assessment and management;
7. financial management;
8. skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers;
9. community resources; or
10. marketing.

Title 40; Part 1; Chapter 97; Subchapter C; Division 3; RULE §97.259

For more information visit Texas Health and Human Services.

Home Health Staff

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually


An agency must orient and train employees, volunteers, and contractors about their responsibilities in the agency's emergency preparedness and response plan.  

An agency's written staffing policies must:

1. include requirements for orientation to the policies, procedures, and objectives of the agency;
2. include requirements for participation by all personnel in job-specific training. Agency training program policies must:
   A. ensure personnel are properly oriented to tasks performed;
   B. ensure demonstration of competency for tasks when competency cannot be determined through education, license, certification, or experience;
   C. ensure a continuing systematic program for the training of all personnel; and
   D. ensure personnel are informed of changes in techniques, philosophies, goals, client's rights, and products relating to client's care;

Title 40; Part 1; Chapter 97; Subchapter C; Division 3; RULE §97.256 & RULE §97.245

For more information visit Texas Health and Human Services.

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