|(a) A NATCEP must apply to have its approval renewed
every two years. HHSC sends a notice of renewal to a NATCEP at least
60 days before the expiration date of an approval.
(b) A NATCEP must submit a NATCEP application at least
30 days before the expiration date of an approval. If a NATCEP does
not file an application to renew an approval at least 30 days before
the expiration of the approval, the approval expires.
(c) HHSC uses the results of an on-site visit to determine
NATCEP compliance with the Act and this chapter and to decide whether
to renew the approval of a NATCEP.
(d) HHSC may conduct an on-site review of a NATCEP
at any reasonable time.
(e) HHSC provides written notification to a NATCEP
of deficiencies found during an on-site review.
(1) If a NATCEP receives a notification of deficiencies
from HHSC, the NATCEP must submit a written response to HHSC, which
must include a plan of correction (POC) to correct all deficiencies.
(2) HHSC may direct a NATCEP to comply with the requirements
of the Act and this chapter.
(3) HHSC may not renew the approval of a NATCEP that
does not meet the requirements of the Act and this chapter by failing
to provide an adequate POC.
(f) A NATCEP approved by HHSC may provide in-service
education to a nurse aide that is necessary to have a listing on the
(g) A NATCEP must receive approval or an exemption
under Texas Education Code Chapter 132 (relating to Career Schools