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Relating to the maximum amount of an administrative penalty assessed on certain long-term care facilities.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, the bill could result in a loss of General Revenue Funds, but the fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time,as the number of future violations subject to the bill's provisions is unknown.
HB 3803 would revise an administrative penalty for certain care facilities that include persons with intellectual disabilities. This bill would cap the total amount of the penalty for a violation to $5,000 for a facility with fewer than 60 beds and $25,000 for a facility with 60 beds or more. This would prevent daily penalties from accruing beyond those caps. Current law does not cap the daily accrual of penalties.
Texas Action approves of HB 3803 because it adheres to the principle of limited government by capping fees so they do not continue to accrue excessively while the facilities work to fix the violation.