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1 (3) the turnover rate of the staff;
2 (4) the residents' level of need and disability;
3 (5) the number of confirmed abuse allegations;
4 (6) the frequency of the use of restraints;
5 (7) the opportunity for community involvement; and
6 (8) the leadership of the center.
7 (c) The department shall determine the size and scope of the
8 pilot program within the selected state supported living center.
9 (d) The department may hire a consultant with a proven
10 record of implementing the culture change process in long-term care
11 facilities serving persons with mental and physical disabilities to
12 assist in the implementation of the pilot program.
13 SECTION 3. ASSISTANCE OF TEXAS LONG TERM CARE INSTITUTE.
14 (a) The department shall enter into a memorandum of understanding
15 with the Texas Long Term Care Institute at Texas State University
16 for the institute to assist the department by providing training,
17 assessment, technical assistance, and assistance in other areas
18 that will enable the department to implement the culture change
19 model of care at one state supported living center.
20 (b) In addition to entering into the memorandum of
21 understanding under Subsection (a), the department shall:
22 (1) include a representative of the institute in
23 meetings with parent groups and legally authorized representatives
24 of the residents to educate these groups about culture change and
25 the purpose of culture change;
26 (2) allow distribution of handouts or brochures
27 relating to culture change conferences or other information that
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3197, Chapter 1174. [Austin, Texas]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth311459/. Accessed July 31, 2014.