Only licensed personal emergency response system (PERS) providers
(companies or individuals) and their registered personnel who
definition below will be regulated by DSHS after February 1,
and personnel of companies who do not meet this definition
to be regulated by the successor agency to the Texas
Commission on Private
Security, the Department of Public Safety of the State of
its new Texas Private Security Board.
"Personal emergency response system" (PERS) means an
alarm system that is:
(1) installed in the residence of a person;
(2) monitored by an alarm systems company;
(3) designed only to permit the person to signal the
occurrence of a
medical or personal emergency on the part of the person so
company may dispatch appropriate aid; and
(4) not part of a combination of alarm systems that includes a
alarm or fire alarm.
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