Health & Safety Code Section 247.0452
Right to Correct
(a)The commission may not collect an administrative penalty from an assisted living facility under Section 247.0451 (Administrative Penalty) if, not later than the 45th day after the date the facility receives notice under Section 247.0453 (Report Recommending Administrative Penalty)(c), the facility corrects the violation.
(b)Subsection (a) does not apply:
(1)to a violation that the commission determines represents a pattern of violation that results in actual harm;
(2)to a violation that the commission determines is widespread in scope and results in actual harm;
(3)to a violation that the commission determines is widespread in scope, constitutes a potential for actual harm, and relates to:
(B)staffing, including staff training;
(C)administration of medication;
(F)emergency preparedness and response;
(4)to a violation that the commission determines constitutes an immediate threat to the health or safety of a resident;
(5)to a violation described by Sections 247.0451 (Administrative Penalty)(a)(2)-(7) or a violation of Section 260A.014 (Retaliation Against Employees Prohibited) or 260A.015 (Retaliation Against Volunteers, Residents, or Family Members or Guardians of Residents);
(6)to a second or subsequent violation of:
(A)a right of the same resident under Section 247.064 (Residents’ Bill of Rights); or
(B)the same right of all residents under Section 247.064 (Residents’ Bill of Rights);
(7)to a violation described by Section 247.066 (Appropriate Placement Determination), which contains its own right to correct provisions; or
(8)to a second or subsequent violation of Section 326.002 (Written Policy Required) that occurs before the second anniversary of the date of the first violation.
(c)An assisted living facility that corrects a violation must maintain the correction. If the facility fails to maintain the correction until at least the first anniversary of the date the correction was made, the commission may assess and collect an administrative penalty for the subsequent violation. An administrative penalty assessed under this subsection is equal to three times the amount of the original penalty assessed but not collected. The commission is not required to provide the facility with an opportunity under this section to correct the subsequent violation.
(d)In this section:
(1)“Actual harm” means a negative outcome that compromises a resident’s physical, mental, or emotional well-being.
(2)“Immediate threat to the health or safety of a resident” means a situation that causes, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, or impairment to or the death of a resident.
(3)“Pattern of violation” means repeated, but not pervasive, failures of an assisted living facility to comply with this chapter or a rule, standard, or order adopted under this chapter that:
(A)result in a violation; and
(B)are found throughout the services provided by the facility or that affect or involve the same residents or facility employees.
(4)“Widespread in scope” means a violation of this chapter or a rule, standard, or order adopted under this chapter that:
(A)is pervasive throughout the services provided by the assisted living facility; or
(B)represents a systemic failure by the assisted living facility that affects or has the potential to affect a large portion of or all of the residents of the facility.
Section 247.0452 — Right to Correct,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.247.htm#247.0452 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).