What are Texas Boarding Home Model Standards?

As required by House Bill 216 (81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2009), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has developed and approved the final version of model standards for the operation of boarding home facilities. The model standards were published in the Aug. 27, 2010, edition of the Texas Register.

A county or municipality may require the issuance of a permit to operate a boarding home facility within its jurisdiction. Counties and municipalities may adopt the model standards developed by HHSC for the operation of a boarding home, and may require a boarding home holding a permit issued by the county or municipality to comply with the adopted model standards. 

Reports

The Boarding Home Facilities Report is an accounting of progress since model standards were enacted. The model standards are methods for regulating boarding homes, including recommendations on clarifying the authority of and granting additional authority to counties and municipalities to establish health and safety standards for boarding homes. Subsequent reports will be issued no later than Jan. 1 of each odd-numbered year.

State statutes

Contact

For questions or to submit required reports, contact us at BoardingHome@dads.state.tx.us.

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Updated: June 30, 2014