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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 551INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY OR RELATED CONDITIONS
SUBCHAPTER GABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION; COMPLAINT AND INCIDENT REPORTS AND INVESTIGATIONS
RULE §551.217Reporting of Resident Death Information

(a) All licensed facilities must submit to the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS) a report of deaths of any persons residing in the facility and those persons transferred from the facilities to a hospital who expire within 24 hours after transfer.

(b) The facility must submit to DHS a standard DHS form within ten workdays after the last day of the month in which a resident death occurs. The form must include:

  (1) name of deceased;

  (2) social security number of the deceased;

  (3) date of death; and

  (4) name and address of the institution.

(c) These reports are confidential under the Health and Safety Code, §252.134; however, licensed facilities must make available historical statistics provided to them by DHS, if requested by the applicants for admission or their representative.

(d) DHS produces statistical information of official causes of death to determine patterns and trends of incidents of death and makes this information available to the public upon request.


Source Note: The provisions of this §551.217 adopted to be effective August 31, 1993, 18 TexReg 2557; transferred effective September 1, 1993, as published in the Texas Register September 3, 1993, 18 TexReg 5885; amended to be effective May 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 1659; amended to be effective May 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 4060; transferred effective May 1, 2019, as published in the Texas Register April 12, 2019, 44 TexReg 1883

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