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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 749MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER OFOSTER HOMES: HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, ENVIRONMENT, SPACE AND EQUIPMENT
DIVISION 1HEALTH AND SAFETY
RULE §749.2903What fire safety measures are required at a foster family home not serving children receiving treatment services for primary medical needs?

(a) Foster family homes not serving children receiving treatment services for primary medical needs must have either:

  (1) A fire inspection conducted by a state or local fire authority; or

  (2) A fire safety evaluation conducted by your child placement staff using the State Fire Marshal's fire prevention checklist for foster home

(b) Each fire inspection or fire safety evaluation must be documented, including the name and telephone number of the person who conducted the inspection or evaluation.

(c) The foster home must correct any deficiencies documented during any inspection or evaluation and must comply with any conditions or restrictions specified by the inspector or evaluator.

(d) If a foster family home changes verification to become either a foster family home serving children receiving treatment services for primary medical needs or a foster group home, then the foster home must meet the fire safety measures for §749.2904 of this title (relating to What fire safety measures are required at a foster family home serving children receiving treatment services for primary medical needs or a foster group home?) before changing the verification.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.2903 adopted to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7522; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 9944; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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