HHSC has adopted new rules in Title 40, Part I, Texas Administrative Code
- Chapter 19 (Nursing Facilities), Subchapter E, Section 19.424, Wheelchair Self-Release Seat Belts;
- Chapter 90 (Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions), Subchapter C, Section 90.45, Wheelchair Self-Release Seat Belts; and
- Chapter 92 (Assisted Living Facilities), Subchapter G, Section 92.128, Wheelchair Self-Release Seat Belts.
The new rules were adopted to implement §322.0515, Texas Health and Safety Code, as added by House Bill 284 of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (H.B. 284).
The proposed rules were published in the Oct. 6, 2017, edition of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 5297) and were not republished at adoption.
The new rules are effective Jan. 2, 2018.
Email questions regarding this alert to Robert.Ochoa@hhsc.state.tx.us.