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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 2LOCAL AUTHORITY RESPONSIBILITIES
SUBCHAPTER FCONTINUITY OF SERVICES--STATE FACILITIES
DIVISION 1GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §2.251Purpose

The purpose of this subchapter is to:

  (1) establish criteria and procedures for:

    (A) the admission, placement, or commitment of an individual to a state mental retardation facility in accordance with:

      (i) the Persons with Mental Retardation Act (PMRA);

      (ii) the Texas Family Code, Chapter 55; and

      (iii) the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, §46.02 and §46.03;

    (B) the transfer of an individual from:

      (i) one state MR facility to another;

      (ii) a state MR facility to a state MH facility; and

      (iii) a state MH facility to a state MR facility;

    (C) an individual's move to an alternative living arrangement from a state MR facility; and

    (D) the discharge of an individual from a state MR facility;

  (2) describe the responsibilities of the mental retardation authority (MRA) for:

    (A) the admission, placement, or commitment of an individual to a state MR facility;

    (B) an individual's move to an alternative living arrangement from a state MR facility; and

    (C) the review of an individual who moved from a state MR facility prior to September 1, 1997, and has an assignment of community placement in CARE; and

  (3) describe the responsibilities of the ombudsman in the department's Central Office.


Source Note: The provisions of this §2.251 adopted to be effective January 1, 2001, 25 TexReg 12746; transferred effective September 1, 2004, as published in the Texas Register September 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 8841

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