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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 748MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS
SUBCHAPTER CORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
DIVISION 1PLANS AND POLICIES REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS
RULE §748.103What policies and procedures must I submit for Licensing's approval as part of the application process?

(a) You must develop the policies and procedures identified in subsection (b) of this section. Your policies and procedures must comply with or exceed the minimum standards specified in this chapter, Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code, and Chapter 745 of this title (relating to Licensing), and any other applicable law.

(b) As part of the application process, you must submit the following policies and procedures to us for our approval:

  (1) Policies and procedures related to record keeping, including where the records will be located. The policies must be consistent with Subchapter D of this chapter (relating to Reports and Records Keeping);

  (2) Personnel policies and procedures consistent with §748.105 of this title (relating to What are the requirements for my personnel policies and procedures?);

  (3) Conflict of interest policies consistent with §748.107 of this title (relating to What must my conflict of interest policies include?);

  (4) Admission policies consistent with §748.109 of this title (relating to What must my admission policies include?);

  (5) Child-care policies consistent with §748.111 of this title (relating to What child-care policies must I develop?);

  (6) Emergency behavior intervention policies consistent with §748.113 of this title (relating to What emergency behavior intervention policies must I develop if my operation is permitted to use emergency behavior intervention?);

  (7) Discipline policies consistent with §748.115 of this title (relating to What are the requirements for my discipline policies for children in care?);

  (8) Policies for a transitional living program, if applicable, consistent with §748.117 of this title (relating to What policies for a transitional living program must I develop?);

  (9) Volunteer policies consistent with §748.119 of this title (relating to What policies must I develop if I use volunteers?);

  (10) Abuse and neglect policies consistent with §748.121 of this title (relating to What abuse and neglect policies must I develop?);

  (11) Employee policies and procedures that protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases. The policies must be consistent with §748.123 of this title (relating to What must an employee policy for protecting children from vaccine-preventable diseases include?);

  (12) A weapons, firearms, explosive materials, and projectiles policy consistent with Division 6 of Subchapter Q (relating to Weapons, Firearms, Explosive Materials, and Projectiles); and

  (13) A tobacco and e-cigarette policy consistent with §748.1661 of this title (relating to What policies must I enforce regarding tobacco products and e-cigarettes?).


Source Note: The provisions of this §748.103 adopted to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 10393; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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