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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.