Health & Safety Code Section 100.001
(1)“Emerging disease” means a disease that is appearing in a specific population for the first time or that is increasing in incidence or geographic range.
(2)“Health facility” includes:
(A)a general or special hospital licensed by the department under Chapter 241 (Hospitals);
(B)a physician-owned or physician-operated clinic;
(C)a publicly or privately funded medical school;
(D)a state hospital or state school maintained and managed by the department or the Department of Aging and Disability Services;
(E)a public health clinic conducted by a local health unit, health department, or public health district organized and recognized under Chapter 121 (Local Public Health Reorganization Act); and
(F)another facility specified by a rule adopted by the executive commissioner.
(3)“Local health unit” has the meaning assigned by Section 121.004 (Local Health Units).
(4)“Neglected tropical disease” means a parasitic or bacterial disease that:
(A)occurs solely or principally in the tropics;
(B)is largely endemic in the developing world; and
(C)has a potential to spread through international travel or trade.
Section 100.001 — Definitions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.100.htm#100.001 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).