New Manager at the Texas RHC Survey and Certification Office

Kaimy (pronounced KIMMY) Chappell has been selected as the manager of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) survey and certification office for rural health clinics. She replaced Chuck Peck, who accepted a transfer to the HHSC Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Investigation Team.

This health facility licensure and complaints office handles several healthcare provider type entities besides rural health clinics. They are: outpatient therapy clinics; portable x-rays; CORF rehab facilities and community mental health centers.

All RHC survey and certifications are handled out of this one office located in Austin. All RHC questions about initial survey applications, re-certifications, changes of ownership (CHOW), operational regulatory criteria in the State Operations Manual, request for waivers when your physician assistant or nurse practitioner leaves employment in your RHC, etc., can be directed to them. Please don’t ask them about billing questions since they do not have anything to do with the finance end of the business.

Their contact info is: Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347 (MC 1979)
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Kaimy Chappell, Supervisor
RHC Survey and Certification
Phone (512) 834-6650, ext 2639

Brenda Butler, Administrative Assistant
RHC Survey and Certification
Phone (512) 834-6650, ext 2470
Fax (512) 834-6653


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