Bill Text: TX HB1922 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to emergency power sources in nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - Left pending in committee [HB1922 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1922-Introduced.html
  86R9885 EAS-F
 
  By: Thierry H.B. No. 1922
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to emergency power sources in nursing facilities and
  assisted living facilities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 242, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 242.053 to read as follows:
         Sec. 242.053.  EMERGENCY POWER SOURCE REQUIRED. Each
  nursing facility licensed under this chapter shall ensure the
  facility is equipped with an emergency power source.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter D, Chapter 247, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 247.072 to read as follows:
         Sec. 247.072.  EMERGENCY POWER SOURCE REQUIRED. Each
  assisted living facility licensed under this chapter shall ensure
  the facility is equipped with an emergency power source. 
         SECTION 3.  (a)  As soon as practicable after the effective
  date of this Act, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human
  Services Commission shall adopt rules necessary to implement
  Sections 242.053 and 247.072, Health and Safety Code, as added by
  this Act.
         (b)  Notwithstanding Sections 242.053 and 247.072, Health
  and Safety Code, as added by this Act, a nursing facility or
  assisted living facility, as applicable, is not required to comply
  with those sections until December 1, 2019.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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