HB 2025

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
Senate Health & Human Services
House Public Health
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Yvonne Davis


Charles Schwertner

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities, including facilities that provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders; authorizing an administrative penalty. 

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would require HHSC to develop a system to track the scope and severity of each violation of statute regarding certain long term care facilities. The bill also gives HHSC authority over assessing administrative penalties. The commission would also be required to inspect facilities every two years after the initial inspection. 

This bill would require that a facility that provides care to a person with Alzheimer’s disease have a written policy to employ at least one person who has training or experience in caring for persons with Alzheimer’s or related disorders and is able to provide adequate treatment for the person at the facility. A violation of this chapter would give the commission the ability to assess an administrative penalty against a facility. 

The bill would also revise the process for resolving compliance issues of certain regulated facilities, increase administrative penalties in certain instances, and lengthen the term of licensure for certain facilities. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill addresses updates and changes to already regulated facilities - the bill does not create an entirely new regulatory regime not already in existence. We are generally opposed to increasing administrative penalties. On the other hand we support extending the term of licensure which reduces bureaucracy by increasing the interval before license renewal is required. We remain neutral on this legislation due to containing provisions we support and provisions we oppose.