Frequently Asked Neonatal Questions
Neonatal Verification Surveys and Designation Rules
The following are questions that the Texas Perinatal Services team has received from Texas hospitals, with responses from the Texas Department of State Health Services. If you have questions, please email us and we will answer them.
Request your survey as early as 10 to 12 months prior to your designation expiration date. The expiration dates are on your original letter and on the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website. You may request your survey here.
The survey coordinator for Texas Perinatal Services will notify you when the Neonatal Survey Request is received. The request will be placed in the queue for scheduling. Texas Perinatal Services will make every effort to provide the hospital with a survey date within 30 days of receiving the request.
Please visit the Perinatal Advisory Council website for a list of meeting dates and times.
What is the timeline for submitting the application and reports to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)?
The report, medical record reviews, and proposed plan of correction should be submitted as soon as possible after the survey. The reports will be sent within 30 days after the survey and the report is only valid for 120 days from the survey date.