Health & Safety Code Section 222.024
Certification or Accreditation Instead of Inspection
(a)Except as provided by Subsection (c), a hospital licensed by the Department of State Health Services is not subject to additional annual licensing inspections before the department issues the hospital a license while the hospital maintains:
(1)certification under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1395 et seq.); or
(2)accreditation from The Joint Commission, the American Osteopathic Association, or other national accreditation organization for the offered services.
(b)If the Department of State Health Services licenses a hospital exempt from an annual licensing inspection under Subsection (a), the department shall issue a renewal license to the hospital if the hospital annually:
(1)submits a complete application required by the department;
(2)remits any applicable fees;
(3)submits a copy of documentation from the certification or accreditation body showing that the hospital is certified or accredited; and
(4)submits a copy of the most recent fire safety inspection report from the fire marshal in whose jurisdiction the hospital is located.
(c)The Department of State Health Services may conduct an inspection of a hospital exempt from an annual licensing inspection under Subsection (a) before issuing a renewal license to the hospital if the certification or accreditation body has not conducted an on-site inspection of the hospital in the preceding three years and the department determines that an inspection of the hospital by the certification or accreditation body is not scheduled within 60 days.
Section 222.024 — Certification or Accreditation Instead of Inspection,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.222.htm#222.024 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).