Health Service Region 6-5 Health Facility Licensing



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Frank Arch
Regional Program Manager



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


  • 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.


  • Facilities regulated
    Ambulatory Surgical Center Laboratory
    Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Hospital
    End State Renal Disease Facility Portable X-Ray
    Independent Physical therapist Rural Health Clinics
    Independent Occupation Therapist Abortion Clinics
    Outpatient Physical Therapy-Speach Pathology Birthing Centers
    Community Mental Health Centers Special Care Facilities
    Physician Office Laboratories  
  • 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 September 15, 2017