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Standard of Care Rules, Chapter 448




The approved rules implement legislation by the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005. Legislation amends Health and Safety Code by adding Chapter 322 (Senate Bill (SB) 325), and, in particular, Subchapter B, relating to the restraint and seclusion of residents in certain health care facilities.

UPDATE MARCH 31, 2006: The proposed rules were published in the Texas Register on, March 31, 2006. To read proposed rule text, click to PDF link. Public comment period was for 30 days, ending May 1st.

UPDATE MAY 26, 2006: The rules have been approved for adoption by the Department. The effective date of this rule set is June 1, 2006.

UPDATE JUNE 1, 2006: §448.603 and §448.706 are effective as of June 1, 2006. Click here to link to rule site: Rules/Regulations web page.



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