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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 745LICENSING
SUBCHAPTER LENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
DIVISION 1OVERVIEW OF ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
RULE §745.8605When can Licensing recommend or impose an enforcement action against my operation?

We can recommend or impose an enforcement action any time we find one of the following:

  (1) You supplied false information or made false statements during the application process;

  (2) You falsified or permitted to be falsified any record or other materials that are required to be maintained by minimum standards;

  (3) You do not have an acceptable reason for not having the required liability insurance in §745.251 of this chapter (relating to What are the acceptable reasons not to have liability insurance?);

  (4) You do not pay the required fees;

  (5) A single serious deficiency of a minimum standard, rule, or statute, including a finding of abuse or neglect or background check matches;

  (6) Several deficiencies that create an endangering situation;

  (7) A repetition or pattern of deficiencies;

  (8) An immediate threat or danger to the health or safety of children;

  (9) You or someone working at your operation refuses, prevents, or delays our ability to conduct an inspection or investigation, or the ability of the Department of Family and Protective Services to conduct an investigation of an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation;

  (10) A failure to timely report necessary changes to Licensing;

  (11) A failure to comply with any restrictions or limits placed on your permit;

  (12) A failure to meet the terms and conditions of your probation;

  (13) A failure to comply with minimum standards, rules, or statutes at the end of the suspension period;

  (14) A failure to submit information to us within two days of a change in your controlling persons, as required in §745.903 of this chapter (relating to When and how must an operation submit controlling-person information to Licensing?);

  (15) You fail to correct by the compliance date any deficiency that is not pending due process;

  (16) You apply for a permit after we designate you as a controlling person, but before the designation is sustained;

  (17) It is within five years since your designation as a controlling person has been sustained;

  (18) You apply for a permit to operate a child care operation, and you are barred from operating a child care operation in another state;

  (19) You apply for a permit to operate a child care operation, and your permit to operate a child care operation in another state was revoked;

  (20) You apply for a permit to operate a child care operation, and your permit to operate was revoked, suspended, or terminated by another Texas state agency as outlined in Texas Government Code, Chapter 531, Subchapter W (relating to Adverse Licensing, Listing, or Registration Decisions);

  (21) You apply for a permit to operate a child care operation and:

    (A) You fail to comply with public notice and hearing requirements as set forth in §745.277 of this chapter (relating to What will happen if I fail to comply with public notice and hearing requirements?); or

    (B) The results of the public hearing meet one of the criteria set forth in §745.340(b) of this chapter (relating to What factors will we consider when evaluating an application for a permit?).

  (22) You operate a child care operation, and that operation discharges or retaliates against an employee, client, resident, or other person because the person or someone on behalf of the person files a complaint, presents a grievance, or otherwise provides in good faith, information relating to the misuse of restraint or seclusion at the operation;

  (23) A reason set forth in Texas Human Resources Code, §42.078;

  (24) A failure to pay an administrative penalty under Texas Human Resources Code, §42.078;

  (25) A failure to follow conditions or restrictions placed on a person's presence at an operation; or

  (26) During the application process you were exempt from the public notice and hearing requirements under §745.273(b) of this chapter (relating to Which residential child-care operations must meet the public notice and hearing requirements?), but you never provide or cease to provide trafficking victim services and fail to meet the public notice and hearing requirements.


Source Note: The provisions of this §745.8605 adopted to be effective March 1, 2002, 27 TexReg 965; amended to be effective October 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 9206; amended to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 9333; amended to be effective March 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 921; amended to be effective March 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 834; amended to be effective March 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 1123; amended to be effective September 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 6234; transferred effective July 15, 2019, as published in the June 14, 2019 issue of the Texas Register, 44 TexReg 2963; amended to be effective April25, 2021, 46 TexReg 2437

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