Bill Text: TX HB284 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to disclosure requirements of certain facilities that provide care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-15 - Left pending in committee [HB284 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB284-Engrossed.html
  86R16032 JG-D
 
  By: Perez, Buckley H.B. No. 284
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to disclosure requirements of certain facilities that
  provide care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related
  disorders.
         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 242.0405 to read as follows:
         Sec. 242.0405.  NOTICE OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED
  DISORDERS CERTIFICATION. (a) A nursing facility shall prepare a
  written notice disclosing whether the facility is certified or is
  not certified under Section 242.040 for the provision of
  specialized care and treatment of residents with Alzheimer's
  disease and related disorders.
         (b)  The nursing facility shall provide the notice described
  by Subsection (a) to:
               (1)  each resident of the facility; and
               (2)  each person applying for services from the
  facility or the person's next of kin or guardian.
         SECTION 2.  Section 242.202(d), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  The disclosure statement must contain the following
  categories of information:
               (1)  the institution's philosophy of care;
               (2)  [whether the institution is certified under
  Section 242.040 for the provision of specialized care and treatment
  of residents with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;
               [(3)]  the preadmission, admission, and discharge
  process;
               (3) [(4)]  resident assessment, care planning, and
  implementation of the care plan;
               (4) [(5)]  staffing patterns, such as
  resident-to-staff ratios, and staff training;
               (5) [(6)]  the physical environment of the
  institution;
               (6) [(7)]  resident activities;
               (7) [(8)]  program costs;
               (8) [(9)]  systems for evaluation of the institution's
  programs for residents;
               (9) [(10)]  family involvement in resident care; and
               (10) [(11)]  the toll-free telephone number maintained
  by the department for acceptance of complaints against the
  institution.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter B, Chapter 247, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 247.0295 to read as follows:
         Sec. 247.0295.  NOTICE OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR RELATED
  DISORDERS LICENSE CLASSIFICATION. An assisted living facility
  shall provide to each resident of the facility written notice
  disclosing whether the facility holds a license or does not hold a
  license classified under Section 247.029 for the provision of
  personal care services to residents with Alzheimer's disease or
  related disorders.
         SECTION 4.  Section 247.026(c-1), Health and Safety Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 5.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human
  Services Commission shall adopt rules to implement the changes in
  law made by this Act.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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