The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) added new rules and amended existing rules to Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 92, Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities. These changes include:
• A new 40 TAC §92.22 allows an applicant to request from DADS an initial Type B license and Alzheimer’s certification for a facility or distinct unit before DADS conducts an on-site health inspection if the applicant meets certain good standing criteria.
• An amended 40 TAC §92.51 which clarifies the process for a Type B facility to obtain Alzheimer’s certification, and includes a requirement that DADS must observe the provision of care to at least one resident admitted to the Alzheimer’s facility or unit as part of the on-site health inspection.
• An amended 40 TAC §92.551 allows DADS to impose an administrative penalty for a failure to disclose that a facility or unit that has been certified under 40 TAC §92.22 has not received an initial on-site health inspection.
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