Texas State Agencies
Texas Health and Human Services has compiled the Texas forms for advance directives. These are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. Advance directive provide a way to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and to avoid confusion later on.
Visit the Texas Health and Human Services website to learn more about the Advance Directives law.
An online search engine provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This page will take you through a process to provide you with contact information for those providers for your area. Visit the page, then select the type of help you need then enter your city or county.
Long-Term care (LTC) ombudsmen are advocates for resident rights. They help protect the quality of life and quality of care of anybody who lives in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.
Ombudsmen can be volunteers or paid employees of agencies that are independent of any long-Term care facility. Services are free, confidential and available statewide.
Licensing, credentialing, and regulation information for long-term care providers
The Public Utility commission of Texas protects customers, fosters competition, and promotes high-quality infrastructure; in addition to regulating the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.