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Maternal Levels of Care Rules Effective March 1

The final Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care, 25 TAC, Chapter 133, Subchapter K, §§133.201 – 133.210 were published in the February 16, 2018 edition of the Texas Register, and become effective March 1, 2018. The published rules can be found at: on 43 TexReg 875 – 887 of the February 16 edition. Be on the lookout…

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Next PAC Meeting to Take Place November 20th in Austin

The Perinatal Advisory Council will have its fifth and final meeting of 2017 on Monday November 20th from 10:30-3:30 in Austin.  They will meet in the public hearing rooms (1st floor) at the Brown-Heatly building located at 4900 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78751. If you cannot attend in person this meeting will be webcast. To watch click…

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Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is now accepting applications for the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCHNLA). At the completion of the 18-month academy, Fellows will have the skills to: • Improve maternal-child health outcomes through leadership skills and evidence-based practice • Introduce improvements in health systems or models of care…

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HHS Now Accepting PAC Membership Applications

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is accepting applications for membership on the Perinatal Advisory Council. The council develops and recommends criteria for hospital designation levels of care capabilities for neonatal and maternal services. Council members serve 3-year terms.  The council meets at least quarterly and needs representatives for the following: One physician specializing…

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Perinatal Advisory Council to Meet Sept. 18

The next meeting of the Perinatal Advisory Council will take place Sept. 18 at the Health & Human Services Commission in Austin. Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to David Williams, Council Coordinator, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-380-4374, or More information is available online.

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DSHS Posts Draft Maternal Designation Rules

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has recently shared draft maternal designation rules for stakeholder review. Questions and comments should be addressed to: Jewell Potter Neonatal Program Specialist Office of EMS and Trauma Systems Coordination Division of Regulatory Services (512) 834-6700 ext.2166

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Neonatal Designation Q&A Sessions

The Department of State Health Services will host two upcoming Q&A sessions on the neonatal designation process. Thursday, May 18 TSA J, Texas J RAC Odessa Regional Medical Center East Auditorium 520 E. 6th Street Odessa, Texas 7976 12 PM – 4 PM Monday, May 22 TSA U, Coastal Bend RAC, Driscoll Children’s Hospital 3533…

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