Health & Safety Code Section 469.002
Voluntary Accreditation of Recovery Housing
(a)The commission shall adopt minimum standards for accreditation as a recovery house that are consistent with the quality standards established by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and the Oxford House Incorporated. The standards must prohibit an accredited recovery house from providing personal care services, as defined by Section 247.002 (Definitions).
(b)The commission may approve only the National Alliance for Recovery Residences or the Oxford House Incorporated to serve as an accrediting organization in the development and administration of a voluntary accreditation program for recovery housing in accordance with this chapter.
(c)An accrediting organization the commission approves under this section must:
(1)establish recovery house accreditation requirements that at a minimum include the accreditation standards the commission adopts;
(2)establish procedures to:
(A)administer the issuance of recovery house accreditation under this chapter, including application, accreditation, reaccreditation, and disciplinary procedures; and
(B)assess application accreditation and reaccreditation fees;
(3)provide training to recovery house responsible parties designated under Section 469.004 (Required Designation of Recovery House Responsible Party by Certain Recovery Houses) and staff concerning the accreditation standards the commission adopts;
(4)develop a code of ethics; and
(5)provide information to the commission for the commission to compile the annual report required under Section 469.005 (Annual Report).
Section 469.002 — Voluntary Accreditation of Recovery Housing,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.469.htm#469.002 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).