Health & Safety Code Section 246.111
(a)To secure the obligations of the provider under any continuing care contract, a lien attaches on the date a resident first occupies a facility or receives services under a continuing care contract. The lien covers the real and personal property of the provider located at the facility. The provider shall prepare a written notice sworn to by an officer of the provider for each county where the provider has a facility. The notice must contain the name of the provider, the legal description of each facility of the provider, and a statement that the facility is subject to this chapter and the lien provided by this section. The provider shall file for record the notice in the real property records of each county where the provider has a facility on or before the later of January 1, 1994, or the date of the execution of the first continuing care contract relating to the facility.
(b)The commissioner may remove a lien under this section if requested by a provider to obtain secondary financing or refinancing of a facility if:
(1)the facility is financially sound; and
(2)removal of the lien does not adversely affect the residents.
(c)A lien under this section is subordinate to any liens on the property of the facility if the proceeds of the loan secured by the liens were used in whole or in part to:
(1)construct, acquire, replace, or improve the facility; or
(2)refinance an earlier loan used to construct, acquire, replace, or improve the facility.
(d)A lien under this section is effective for 10 years.
(e)A lien under this section may be foreclosed on application of the board if the facility is liquidated or the provider is insolvent or bankrupt. The proceeds from a foreclosed lien shall be used for full or partial satisfaction of the provider’s obligations under continuing care contracts in effect on the date of the foreclosure.
Section 246.111 — Lien,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.246.htm#246.111 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).