Health & Safety Code Section 247.005
(a)A person is a controlling person if the person, acting alone or with others, has the ability to directly or indirectly influence, direct, or cause the direction of the management, expenditure of money, or policies of an assisted living facility or other person.
(b)For purposes of this chapter, “controlling person” includes:
(1)a management company, landlord, or other business entity that operates or contracts with others for the operation of an assisted living facility;
(2)a person who is a controlling person of a management company or other business entity that operates an assisted living facility or that contracts with another person for the operation of an assisted living facility; and
(3)any other individual who, because of a personal, familial, or other relationship with the owner, manager, landlord, tenant, or provider of an assisted living facility, is in a position of actual control or authority with respect to the facility, without regard to whether the individual is formally named as an owner, manager, director, officer, provider, consultant, contractor, or employee of the facility.
(b-1)Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, for purposes of this chapter, a controlling person of an assisted living facility or of a management company or other business entity described by Subsection (b)(1) that is a publicly traded corporation or is controlled by a publicly traded corporation means an officer or director of the corporation. The term does not include a shareholder or lender of the publicly traded corporation.
(c)A controlling person described by Subsection (b)(3) does not include an employee, lender, secured creditor, landlord, or other person who does not exercise formal or actual influence or control over the operation of an assisted living facility.
(d)The executive commissioner may adopt rules that specify the ownership interests and other relationships that qualify a person as a controlling person.
(b)A person, including an owner or employee of an assisted living facility, shall comply with Chapter 260A (Reports of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Residents of Certain Facilities) and the rules adopted under that chapter.
Section 247.005 — Controlling Person,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.247.htm#247.005 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).