Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 577.010
Rules and Standards


The executive commissioner shall adopt rules and standards the executive commissioner considers necessary and appropriate to ensure the proper care and treatment of patients in a private mental hospital or mental health facility required to obtain a license under this chapter.


The rules must encourage mental health facilities licensed under this chapter to provide inpatient mental health services in ways that are appropriate for the diversity of the state.


The standards for community-based crisis stabilization and crisis residential services must be less restrictive than the standards for mental hospitals.


The department shall send a copy of the rules to each mental hospital or mental health facility licensed under this chapter.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 573, Sec. 4.05, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1395, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 577.010 — Rules and Standards, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­577.­htm#577.­010 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 577.010’s source at texas​.gov