top of page
  • Writer's pictureBrian Foley

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney - Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 2.271

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney - Brian Foley explains the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure




Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 2.271, enacted as part of Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 7 (S.B. 7), Sec. 1.05(d), and effective since September 28, 2011, pertains to the investigation of certain reports alleging abuse, neglect, or exploitation of residents in specific care facilities.


According to the law, when a report is received alleging abuse, neglect, exploitation, or any other complaint concerning a resident of a nursing home, convalescent home, related institution, or an assisted living facility, as defined in Section 260A.007(c)(1) of the Health and Safety Code, the appropriate local law enforcement agency is mandated to conduct an investigation. This requirement is outlined in Section 260A.017 of the Health and Safety Code.


The law's objective is to ensure that reports of potential harm or maltreatment of vulnerable residents in care facilities are thoroughly examined by law enforcement to protect their well-being and hold accountable those responsible for any abuse, neglect, or exploitation.


In summary, Texas Law Art. 2.271 requires local law enforcement agencies to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or related complaints involving residents of nursing homes, convalescent homes, related institutions, or assisted living facilities, as per the Health and Safety Code provisions.


Art. 2.271. INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN REPORTS ALLEGING ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR EXPLOITATION.


Notwithstanding Article 2.27, on receipt of a report of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other complaint of a resident of a nursing home, convalescent home, or other related institution or an assisted living facility, under Section 260A.007(c)(1), Health and Safety Code, the appropriate local law enforcement agency shall investigate the report as required by Section 260A.017, Health and Safety Code. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 7 (S.B. 7), Sec. 1.05(d), eff. September 28, 2011.



For litigants who do not have counsel: Reading this blog post does not create an attorney client relationship. Call to set up a free consultation.


For the general public: This Blog/Web Site is for educational purposes only and it provides general information and a general understanding of the law, but does not provide specific legal advice. By using this site, commenting on posts, or sending inquiries through the site or contact email, you confirm that there is no attorney-client relationship created. Don't just read this as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney.


For attorneys: This Blog is informational and educational in nature and is not a substitute for Westlaw or other research and consultation on specific matters pertaining to your clients. As you know the law can change day to day based on recent case opinions. And unfortunately you shouldn't cite it in court as binding authority because it is not. Mention it to your friends, just seek real consultation if it’s something important.

3 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page