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The codes adopted by law are published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Chapter 98 (Day Activity and Health Services Requirements), Rule 98.42 (Safety) requires the use of the principles of the 2000 edition of the NFPA 101. Please see the text of the rule for additional details and interpretations.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Chapter 117 (End Stage Renal Disease Facilities), Rule 117.101 (Construction Requirements for an Existing End Stage Renal Disease Facility) requires that existing licensed ESRD facilities meet the requirements for Existing Ambulatory Health Care Occupancies contained in Chapter 21 of the 2000 edition of the NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, (NFPA 101).


Section 419.909 adopts the most recent local fire code or the most recent fire code adopted by the fire marshal for any fire safety inspection required by a state or local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance.

The State Fire Marshal then adopts NFPA 1-2015 Fire Code and NFPA Life Safety Code 101-2015 in Rule 34.303 of Title 28 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 34. This rule contains certain exceptions to its application.

Disclaimer: The library's list of adopted codes is not exhaustive. We include only the adoptions that the library has found relevant as building codes. State laws quoted on this page are not the official versions of the law. See the Texas Constitution and Statutes website.

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