Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Doing business with DADS

Doing business with DADS

Click here to find services for you, your family or someone you are caring for.

Resources for DADS service providers
This website allows providers to click on the name of the program in which they provide services to find all their online resources including handbooks, forms, communications and claims. In addition, organizations that are interested in becoming a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provider can find information about how to do so.

Contracting with DADS
DADS contracts with many nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide not only goods and services for the department itself, but also to deliver direct care services to people who are older or who have physical or intellectual disabilities. This website includes information about business and contracting opportunities, a list of department contracts worth $100,000 or more, and information about the Historically Underutilized Business program.

Credentialing programs
DADS licenses nursing facility administrators, certifies nurse aides, permits medication aides, and takes action against licensed, certified and permitted individuals accused of professional misconduct. This site includes information about:

Internal Audit
The DADS Internal Audit Division ensures the agency operates in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Internal Audit conducts objective, independent reviews of DADS operations and procedures and reports findings and recommendations to the commissioner, executive management and appropriate external parties, as required.

Many types of providers must be licensed to operate in Texas. DADS licenses the following:

Report abuse
DADS has identified the Office of Consumer Rights and Services as its centralized source for the receipt of complaints by consumers, family members and the general public, as well as concerns and questions regarding the facilities/agencies regulated by DADS, the local authorities and DADS' services, programs or staff. Click here to contact Consumer Rights and Services or call 1-800-458-9858

Web-based training
DADS offers required web-based training for providers to review or download.

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Updated: October 18, 2013