The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is the state agency responsible for regulating Assisted Living in Texas. General questions regarding Assisted Living Facility licensing standards can be directed to the Policy, Rules and Training section at (512) 438-3161

Laws and Regulations Governing Assisted Living

The state laws pertaining to assisted living facilities are contained, for the most part, in Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247. The state regulations/standards that govern ALFs are contained in the Texas Administration Code, Title 26, Part I, Chapter 553.

State laws can be viewed here: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.247.htm

State regulations can be viewed here: https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=26&pt=1&ch=553

Provider Letters

HHSC offers policy guidance in the form of Provider Letters. Provider Letters can be accessed here: https://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/communications/letters.cfm?ftype=ALF

If you have questions about public policy or regulations please contact TALA’s VP of Public Policy Carmen Tilton at [email protected]