Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 464.0055
Accreditation Review to Satisfy Inspection Requirements


In this section, “accreditation commission” means the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, The Joint Commission, or another national accreditation organization recognized by the department.


The department shall accept an accreditation review from an accreditation commission for a treatment facility instead of an inspection by the department for renewal of a license under Section 464.005 (License Renewal), but only if:


the treatment facility is accredited by that accreditation commission;


the accreditation commission maintains and updates an inspection or review program that, for each treatment facility, meets the department’s applicable minimum standards;


the accreditation commission conducts a regular on-site inspection or review of the treatment facility according to the accreditation commission’s guidelines; and


the treatment facility submits to the department a copy of its most recent accreditation review from the accreditation commission in addition to the application, fee, and any report or other document required for renewal of a license.


This section does not limit the department in performing any duties, investigations, or inspections authorized by this chapter, including authority to take appropriate action relating to a treatment facility, such as closing the treatment facility.


This section does not require a treatment facility to obtain accreditation from an accreditation commission.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1096 (S.B. 1449), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1184, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 464.0055 — Accreditation Review to Satisfy Inspection Requirements, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­464.­htm#464.­0055 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 464.0055’s source at texas​.gov