|(a) Firefighting unit. An assisted living facility
must be served by a professional or volunteer firefighting unit and
must have a water supply that meets the firefighting unit's requirements
(b) Correction of hazards. An assisted living facility
must correct a site or building condition that HHSC staff identifies
to be a fire, health, or physical hazard.
(1) An assisted living facility must provide or arrange
for nearby parking spaces for the private vehicles of residents and
(2) An assisted living facility must provide a minimum
of one parking space for every four residents in its licensed capacity,
and for any fraction thereof, or per local requirements, whichever
is more stringent.
(1) An assisted living facility must ensure a ramp,
walk, or step is of slip-resistive texture and is uniform, without
(2) An assisted living facility must ensure a ramp
does not exceed a slope of one foot in 12 feet.
(3) An assisted living facility must ensure any new
ramp has a clear width of at least 36 inches. A new ramp is one that
was installed or constructed on or after August 31, 2021.
(e) Site conditions. An assisted living facility must
provide a guardrail, fence, or handrail where a grade makes an abrupt
change in level.
(f) Outside grounds. An assisted living facility must
ensure that each outside area, grounds, and any adjacent buildings
are maintained in good condition and kept free of rubbish, garbage,
and untended growth that may constitute a fire or health hazard.
(g) Drainage. An assisted living facility must ensure
site grades provide for water drainage away from structures to prevent
ponding or standing water at or near a building, unless the ponding
or standing water is part of an approved drainage system intended
to hold water for a period of time.
(h) 100-year Floodplain. An assisted living facility
that applies for an initial license or is initially licensed on or
after December 6, 2022, must not be located in a 100-year floodplain,
if the facility is located in a county of more than 3.3 million residents.