Texas Health and Safety Code § 247.065. Providers' Bill of Rights

(a) Each assisted living facility shall post a providers' bill of rights in a prominent place in the facility.

(b) The providers' bill of rights must provide that a provider of personal care services has the right to:

(1) be shown consideration and respect that recognizes the dignity and individuality of the provider and assisted living facility;

(2) terminate a resident's contract for just cause after a written 30-day notice;

(3) terminate a contract immediately, after notice to the department, if the provider finds that a resident creates a serious or immediate threat to the health, safety, or welfare of other residents of the assisted living facility;

(4) present grievances, file complaints, or provide information to state agencies or other persons without threat of reprisal or retaliation;

(5) refuse to perform services for the resident or the resident's family other than those contracted for by the resident and the provider;

(6) contract with the community to achieve the highest level of independence, autonomy, interaction, and services to residents;

(7) access to patient information concerning a client referred to the facility, which must remain confidential as provided by law;

(8) refuse a person referred to the facility if the referral is inappropriate;

(9) maintain an environment free of weapons and drugs;  and

(10) be made aware of a resident's problems, including self-abuse, violent behavior, alcoholism, or drug abuse.


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