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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 26. Health and Human Services
Chapter 553. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities
Subchapter D. Facility Construction
Rule §553.101 Definitions

Rule 553.3 states that the term "NFPA 101" when used in Chapter 553 refers to the 2012 edition of NFPA 101.

Texas Administrative Code
Title 26. Health and Human Services
Chapter 559. Day Activity and Health Services Requirements
Rules §559.42 Safety

Rule 559.42 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. Health Services
Chapter 117. End Stage Renal Disease Facilities
Rule §117.101 Construction Requirements for an Existing End Stage Renal Disease Facility

Rule 117.101 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.

GOVERNMENT CODE
CHAPTER 419. TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
Sec. 419.909. FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

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.

Texas Administrative Code
Title 26. Health and Human Services
Chapter 551. Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability)
Subchapter D. General Requirements for Facility Construction

Rule 551.3 specifies that all references to the Life Safety Code in Chapter 90 refer to the 2012 edition of NFPA 101.

Texas Administrative Code
Title 26. Health and Human Services
Chapter 550. Licensing Standards for Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers
Rule §550.1203 Design Criteria

Rule 550.1203 requires centers to be designed in accordance with the Health Care Occupancy chapter of the 2000 edition of the NFPA 101.

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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