Bill Text: TX HB3961 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to required posting of information regarding the office of the state long-term care ombudsman on certain long-term care facilities' Internet websites.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-14 - Considered in public hearing [HB3961 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB3961-Engrossed.html
  87R16916 SRA-D
 
  By: Spiller, Frank, Bell of Kaufman, et al. H.B. No. 3961
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to required posting of information regarding the office of
  the state long-term care ombudsman on certain long-term care
  facilities' Internet websites.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle B, Title 4, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 260C to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 260C. POSTING OF OFFICE OF STATE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN
  INFORMATION BY CERTAIN FACILITIES
         Sec. 260C.001.  DEFINITION. In this chapter, "long-term
  care facility" means:
               (1)  a nursing facility licensed under Chapter 242;
               (2)  an assisted living facility licensed under Chapter
  247; or 
               (3)  any other facility under the jurisdiction of the
  state long-term care ombudsman established under Subchapter F,
  Chapter 101A, Human Resources Code.
         Sec. 260C.002.  POSTING OF OFFICE OF STATE LONG-TERM CARE
  OMBUDSMAN INFORMATION ON INTERNET WEBSITE.  A long-term care
  facility shall post on the facility's Internet website information
  about the office of the state long-term care ombudsman established
  under Subchapter F, Chapter 101A, Human Resources Code, including
  information regarding the office's:
               (1)  role as an advocate for residents of long-term
  care facilities; and
               (2)  contact information.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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