TX Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) – Licenses other health professions (such as Athletic Trainers. Massage Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists) and facilities that are exempt from registration, such as hospitals – 512/834-6650
To report violations by a nursing home, home health agency, or assisted living facility – Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) – 800/458-9858
To report Medicaid provider fraud, or abuse or neglect of a Medicaid recipient, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit: Telephone: 512/463-2011 Fax: 512/320-0974 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you suspect dangerous abuse, neglect or exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older call 911 or your local law enforcement. Or call the Department of Family and Protective Services, 24-hour toll-free abuse hot line at 1-800-252-5400 or visit the Texas Abuse Hotline Website at https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspx for situations that do not need immediate investigation.
For information for medical professionals who suspect a patient may be the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, visit WomensLaw.org.