Issue Date: 1985-09-01
Revised Date: 2019-04-15

Legal Cites


September 1, 1985 by H.B. 2091, 69th Leg., R.S.


Created as a trust fund with the Comptroller for deposit of annual fees assessed on nursing, convalescent and intermediate care facilities. Fees are $1 for each licensed unit of capacity at a facility, or in an amount necessary to maintain a fund balance of $10 million and  provide emergency assistance funds to facilities. Total fees assessed in a year may not exceed $20 for each unit of capacity or bed space. 

Facilities receiving emergency assistance funds shall reimburse the commission for the amounts received, plus interest accruing from the date on which the funds were disbursed, not later than one year after the date on which the funds were received. Repayments and interest are also deposited to the fund. Annual emergency assistance peers collected pursuant to § 252.095, Health and Safety Code from intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability shall be used to make emergency assistance money available for these facilities. Any unencumbered amount in the fund in excess of $10 million at the end of each fiscal year is transferred to GR (0001) and may be appropriated only for the administration of Chapter 242.

Classification Group 08: Trust Funds [?]
Depository Interest Retained in appropriated fund.
Disposition of Balance Accumulative. Unencumbered amounts over $10 million are transferred to General Revenue.
Appropriation Technique Not appropriated for state expenditure.


Amended by S.B. 190 and S.B. 1248, 75th Leg., R.S. Dedication of excess amounts transferred to GR by S.B. 190 exempted by H.B. 2948, 75th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 2909, 76th Leg., R.S. 

Transferred from the Department of Human Services (324) to Department of Aging and Disability Services (539) by H.B. 2292, 78th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 219, 84th Leg., R.S.

S.B. 200, 84th Leg., R.S. abolished Department of Aging and Disability Services (539) and transferred programs to the Health and Human Services Commission (529) effective 9/1/17.

Amended by H.B. 2025, 85th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Consolidated Fund
State Fund Group 08 - TRUST FUNDS
USAS Status A
Those funds created to account for assets held by the state in a trustee capacity for individuals, private organizations or other governmental entities