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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 553LICENSING STANDARDS FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
SUBCHAPTER AINTRODUCTION
RULE §553.1Purpose and Application

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to establish:

  (1) the criteria and application procedure for licensing an assisted living facility;

  (2) the licensing standards with which an assisted living facility must comply and that serve as a basis for licensure inspections, including:

    (A) operation and resident care standards; and

    (B) facility construction standards;

  (3) the inspections and investigations DADS may conduct as a regulatory authority; and

  (4) enforcement actions DADS may take against an assisted living facility.

(b) This chapter applies to an assisted living facility licensed or subject to being licensed in accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247. Assisted living services are driven by a philosophy that emphasizes personal dignity and autonomy to age in place in a residential setting while receiving increasing or decreasing levels of services as the person's needs change.


Source Note: The provisions of this §553.1 adopted to be effective January 15, 2009, 34 TexReg 240; transferred effective May 1, 2019, as published in the Texas Register April 12, 2019, 44 TexReg 1886

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