The following rule action was filed with the Texas Register on Thursday, May 28, 2015, for publication in the June 12, 2015, issue:
Rule Action – Arbitration Procedures for Certain Enforcement Actions of the Department of Aging and Disability Services Regarding Assisted Living Facilities
Adopted New 1 TAC Chapter 156, Arbitration Procedures for Certain Enforcement Actions of the Department of Aging and Disability Services Regarding Assisted Living Facilities
Summary: The new chapter is being adopted pursuant to the 83rd Legislative Session, H.B. 33, which added Health and Safety Code Chapter 247, Subchapter E, which authorizes arbitrations in certain disputes involving the Department of Aging and Disability Services and assisted living facilities. The new chapter was adopted with changes to the proposed text.
Effective Date: June 17, 2015.
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State Office of Administrative Hearings
Agencies required to send copies of their final orders to SOAH pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2003.051 (see H.B. 2154, 84th R.S.) should file them in SOAH’s case information system by fax (512-322-2061) or by upload. Document upload is available by clicking the “Electronic Case Files” link at the top of this page. Call SOAH’s Docketing Department at 512-475-4993 if you need assistance.
Please click the “Electronic Case Files” link at the upper right corner of this page to access SOAH’s electronic case information system. Please use the following fax numbers for all general docket cases:
512-322-2061 - Austin
512-322-0470 - Corpus Christi
512-322-0471 - Dallas
512-322-0472 - El Paso
512-322-0473 - Fort Worth
512-322-0474 - Houston
512-322-0475 - Lubbock
512-322-0476 - San Antonio
These numbers should be used for all fax communications relating to any case other than the Department of Public Safety’s Administrative License Revocation (ALR) program. The fax numbers remain unchanged for ALR filings.
Documents containing confidential information or personal identifiers such as social security numbers or drivers’ license numbers should not be filed by fax in general docket cases. See SOAH Procedural Rules 155.101(b) and 155.413.
Click here for SOAH's procedural rules.
The mission of the State Office of Administrative Hearings is to conduct fair, prompt and efficient hearings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings and to provide fair, logical and timely decisions.