In November 2021, Texas voters approved Proposition 6(Senate Joint Resolution 19), a proposal to amend the Texas Constitution.
The amendment allows residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes and assisted living centers to choose an "essential caregiver." The caregiver may not be denied in-person visitation under most circumstances.
This constitutional amendment also allows the Texas legislature to create guidelines for essential caregiver visitation policies for these facilities.
Per state and federal guidance, long-term and assisted living facilities cannot restrict in-person visitation for residents.