§17.105: Local Officials and Task Force Responsibilities

(a) Local officials who choose to participate in the pilot program create a local task force. To the extent possible, local officials include health care providers, representatives from governmental entities, and local government officials. The local task force designates contact persons to work with Department of Aging and Disability (DADS) Regulatory Services.

(b) The local task force coordinates efforts and resources to:

(1) identify and report to DADS or local law enforcement agencies:

(A) a long-term facility operating without a license; or

(B) a long-term care facility that is not providing disclosures required by state law; and

(2) assist a long-term care facility, whenever possible, to obtain the appropriate license or make the appropriate disclosure.

(c) The local task force cooperates with DADS to provide any information necessary for reports required by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.


Source Note: The provisions of this §17.105 adopted to be effective September 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 6800