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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 748MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS
SUBCHAPTER PPHYSICAL SITE
DIVISION 1GROUNDS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
RULE §748.3301What general physical site requirements must my operation meet?

(a) Buildings, including exterior and interior surfaces (such as walls, floors, and ceilings), must be structurally sound, clean, and in good repair. Paints used at the operation after January 1, 2007, must be lead-free.

(b) Buildings must comply with applicable building, plumbing, electrical, fire, and similar codes.

(c) Windows and doors must be in good repair and free of broken glass or hazards. Windows used for ventilation, including windows in doors, must be provided with properly fitted and secure screens in good repair for protection from insects when windows are open.

(d) Walkways must be free of ice, snow, and obstruction.

(e) Outdoor areas must be well drained.

(f) The grounds of the operation must be well maintained and free of hazards.

(g) The grounds of the operation must be free of accumulation of garbage and debris and maintained in a sanitary manner. All garbage must be disposed of in a sanitary manner in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (see 30 TAC Chapter 330, Municipal Solid Waste). Outdoor garbage cans must have lids.

(h) The building must be free of rodents and insects.

(i) Equipment and furniture must be safe for children and must be kept clean and in good repair.


Source Note: The provisions of this §748.3301 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7377; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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