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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 BAPPLICATION PROCEDURES
RULE §551.22Relocation

(a) A license holder may not relocate a facility to another location without approval from the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS). The license holder must submit a complete application and the fee required under §90.19 of this title (relating to License Fees) to DHS before the relocation.

(b) Residents may not be relocated until the new building has been inspected and approved as meeting the standards of the Life Safety Code as applicable to intermediate care facilities serving persons with mental retardation or a related condition.

(c) Following Life Safety Code approval by DHS, the license holder must notify DHS of the date residents will be relocated. If the new facility meets the standards for operation based on an on-site survey, a license will be issued.

(d) The effective date of the license will be the date all residents are relocated.

(e) The license holder must continue to maintain the license at the current location and must continue to meet all requirements for operation of the facility until the date of the relocation.

(f) This section applies to relocation of a currently licensed facility. See §90.14 of this title (relating to Increase in Capacity) for regulations governing capacity increases.


Source Note: The provisions of this §551.22 adopted to be effective May 1, 2002, 27 TexReg 3369; transferred effective May 1, 2019, as published in the Texas Register April 12, 2019, 44 TexReg 1883

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