Volume XXXI, Number 3
March 2016

DADS Provides New Information on Handguns in ALFs

DADS issued Provider Letter No. 16-02 with new information regarding handguns in Assisted Living Facilities. The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247, Section 247.065 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 92, §92.125 states that each ALF provider has the right to maintain an environment free of weapons and drugs and must post the provider’s bill of rights in a prominent place. In addition, Texas Penal Code (TPC) §30.06 and §30.07 prohibit a hand gun owner from entering another’s property with a concealed handgun or a handgun carried openly without the consent of the property owner.

If a facility provider chooses to allow concealed or openly carried handguns in the facility, the facility’s polices and admission agreement must be updated to clearly reflect this decision. Per 40 TAC §92.41(d)(5), documented notification of any changes to the policies must occur before the effective date of the changes.

A facility should post a sign conspicuously in a public area if the facility does not allow a person to carry concealed or openly carried handguns on the facility premises.

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