Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECC)
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Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECCs) allow minors from birth through age 20 with medically complex conditions to receive daily medical care in a non-residential setting. When prescribed by the minor's physician, minors can attend a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center up to a maximum of 12 hours per day to receive medical, nursing, psychosocial, therapeutic and developmental services appropriate to the minor's medical condition and developmental status.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) will begin licensing and regulating Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers on Jan. 1, 2015.
Senate Bill 492, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, authorized DADS to begin licensing Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers.
Check back for new developments regarding stakeholder engagements, public notices, forms and instructions on how to become a provider.
DADS has drafted rules to govern the licensing and regulation of PPECCs. The draft version of Title 40, Part 1, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 15, (relating to Licensing Standards for Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers), is available below.
DADS reviewed and considered more than 900 stakeholder comments received on the draft versions of the PPECC rules and stakeholder feedback was used to develop the draft proposed rule chapter wherever possible.
DADS staff will present the draft proposed rules at the DADS Texas Aging and Disability Services Council meeting March 6, 2014. An advance copy of the draft is available below for stakeholder review, comment and discussion.
Although the legislatively mandated timeline for the rules adoption limits DADS ability to make further changes to the rule language before the DADS Council meeting, DADS is committed to continue working with stakeholders throughout the rules adoption process. Stakeholders may contact DADS staff with preliminary comments and suggestions before the council meeting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stakeholders are also welcome to provide feedback at the Council meeting or through the formal Texas Register comment period.
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Information on how to become a PPECC provider coming 2014.
Updated: February 27, 2014