The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released the Texas Designation Survey Guidelines to establish a standardized structure and process for designation surveys in Texas. The guidelines provide elements on planning and conducting surveys for facilities and surveyors. The guidelines go into effect on January 1, 2024.
UPDATE (August 16, 2023):
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has removed the stroke program from the guidelines. Stroke facilities and survey organizations will not be required to follow the guidelines in the previously released document.
Trauma is still included in the guidelines.