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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 8. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 491, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 233, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9726)

Amended by: (9727)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.432, eff. April 2, 2015. (9728)

Sec. 123.005. REQUIRED SERVICES. (9729)(Text)

A community home shall provide the following services to persons with disabilities who reside in the home: (9730)

(1) food and shelter; (9731)

(2) personal guidance; (9732)

(3) care; (9733)

(4) habilitation services; and (9734)

(5) supervision. (9735)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. (9736)

Sec. 123.006. LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF RESIDENTS. (9737)(Text)

(a) Not more than six persons with disabilities and two supervisors may reside in a community home at the same time. (9738)

(b) The limitation on the number of persons with disabilities applies regardless of the legal relationship of those persons to one another. (9739)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. (9740)

Sec. 123.007. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (9741)(Text)

A community home must meet all applicable licensing requirements. (9742)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. (9743)

Sec. 123.008. LOCATION REQUIREMENT. (9744)(Text)

A community home may not be established within one-half mile of an existing community home. (9745)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. (9746)

Sec. 123.009. LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF MOTOR VEHICLES. (9747)(Text)

Except as otherwise provided by municipal ordinance, the residents of a community home may not keep for the use of the residents of the home, either on the premises of the home or on a public right-of-way adjacent to the home, motor vehicles in numbers that exceed the number of bedrooms in the home. (9748)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. (9749)

Sec. 123.010. ENSURING SAFETY OF RESIDENTS. (9750)(Text)

The Department of Aging and Disability Services shall make every reasonable effort to ensure the safety of residents of a community home operated by or under the regulatory jurisdiction of the department and the residents of a neighborhood that is affected by the location of the community home. (9751)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 646, Sec. 14, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. (9752)

Amended by: (9753)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.433, eff. April 2, 2015. (9754)

TITLE 9. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (9755)(Text)

CHAPTER 131. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (9756)(Text)

Sec. 131.001. OFFICE. (9757)(Text)

The Health and Human Services Office of Community Transportation Services is in the Health and Human Services Commission. (9758)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 7.01(a), eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 526, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1460, Sec. 6.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9759)

Sec. 131.002. DEFINITIONS. (9760)(Text)

In this chapter: (9761)

(1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health and human services. (9762)

(2) "Health and human services agency" has the meaning assigned by Section 531.001, Government Code. (9763)

(3) "Office" means the Health and Human Services Office of Community Transportation Services. (9764)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1460, Sec. 6.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9765)

Sec. 131.003. POWERS AND DUTIES. (9766)(Text)

(a) The office, with assistance from the commissioner, shall: (9767)

(1) collect data on health and human services client transportation needs, services, and expenditures; (9768)

(2) create a statewide coordination plan regarding a system of transportation for clients of health and human services agencies that provides for coordinated, community-based services, including the designation of local transportation coordinators; (9769)

(3) establish a standardized system of reporting and accounting to be used by all health and human services agencies providing client transportation, and ensure that information reported under that system is available through the Texas Information and Referral Network; (9770)

(4) maximize federal funds for client transportation through the use of available state funds for matching purposes and the possible use of oil overcharge money and planning funds available through the federal department of transportation; (9771)

(5) evaluate the effectiveness of pooling client transportation resources for capital acquisition and the joint purchase of liability insurance; (9772)

(6) assist state agencies in coordinating transportation resources; (9773)

(7) ensure coordination between the office and the Texas Department of Transportation with regard to the use of funds received by the department under 49 U.S.C. Section 1612(b)(1); (9774)

(8) examine the feasibility of consolidating all funding for health and human services client transportation and creating a transportation system through which clients of a state or local agency or program could be matched with the most cost-effective and appropriate transportation services for their needs, including, to the extent practicable, use of private, nonprofit entities that provide services at little or no cost beyond reimbursement for insurance, fuel, mileage, or other expenses that might deter the entities from otherwise providing services; (9775)

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