Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 248A.101
Adoption of Rules and Standards


The executive commissioner shall adopt rules necessary to implement this chapter.


To protect the health and safety of the public and ensure the health, safety, and comfort of the minors served by a center, the rules must establish minimum center standards, including:


standards relating to the issuance, renewal, denial, suspension, probation, and revocation of a license to operate a center;


standards relating to the provision of family-centered basic services that include individualized medical, developmental, and family training services;


based on the size of the building and the number of minors served, building construction and renovation standards, including standards for plumbing, electrical, glass, manufactured buildings, accessibility for persons with physical disabilities, and fire protection;


based on the size of the building and the number of minors served, building maintenance conditions relating to plumbing, heating, lighting, ventilation, adequate space, fire protection, and other conditions;


standards relating to the minimum number of and qualifications required for personnel who provide personal care or basic services to the minors served;


standards relating to the sanitary conditions within a center and its surroundings, including water supply, sewage disposal, food handling, and general hygiene;


standards relating to the programs offered by the center to promote and maintain the health and development of the minors served and to meet the training needs of the minors’ parents or legal guardians;


standards relating to physician-prescribed supportive services;


standards relating to transportation services and as required by Section 248A.1015 (Transportation Standards); and


standards relating to maintenance of patient medical records and program records in accordance with other law and with accepted professional standards and practices.


The executive commissioner by rule shall authorize the commissioner to grant a waiver from compliance with standards adopted under Subsection (b)(3), (4), or (6) to a center located in a municipality that adopts a code to regulate any of those standards if the commissioner determines the applicable municipal code standards exceed the corresponding standards adopted under Subsection (b)(3), (4), or (6).
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1168 (S.B. 492), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0746, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 862 (H.B. 3550), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 248A.101 — Adoption of Rules and Standards, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­248A.­htm#248A.­101 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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