Texas Health Steps

Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers:
An Introduction for Texas Health Steps Providers

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Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers allow children with specialized medical needs to receive proper treatment in a child-friendly and developmentally-appropriate environment. Instead of being isolated at home or in a hospital, these children get to spend their days socializing with other children.

Texas State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., author of Texas PPECC legislation

What You'll Learn

How to determine whether a child or adolescent with specialized medical conditions requires ongoing, skilled nursing in a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC), how to prescribe PPECC services and how to coordinate care with a PPECC.