Health Service Region 6-5 South Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Program

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Atkin Wilridge, Jr.clip_image001
Regional Program Manager

713-767-3340

Mission

To promote and enhance the health, well being, productivity and quality or life for patients/clients of the many facilities regulated by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Goals

  • Ensure that facilities regulated meet the applicable state and federal regulations and laws.
  • Perform surveys and compliant investigations in a fair and knowledgeable manner, correctly interpreting compliance with the regulations.  This in turn will assist in protecting the health and safety of the patients/clients served by the facilities.

Activities

Facilities regulated

  • Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab
  • End State Renal Disease Facility
  • Independent Physical Therapist
  • Independent Occupation Therapist
  • Outpatient Physical Therapy-Speach Pathology
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Physician Office Laboratories
  • Laboratory
  • Hospital
  • Portable X-Ray
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Abortion Clinics
  • Birthing Centers
  • Special Care Facilities
  • Conduct presurvey conferences to inform potential providers about the program requirements for the facility type in whcih they are interested
  • Perform compliant investigations regarding the care, provision of services, alleged abuse or neglect, and related concerns pertaining to the patients/clients of a facility
  • Conduct annual Medicare certification and/or State licensure surverys as required by regulations and laws

For further information go to DSHS Health Facility Program


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Last updated April 20, 2012