Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 100.001

In this chapter:


“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.


“Health facility” includes:


a general or special hospital licensed by the department under Chapter 241 (Hospitals);


a physician-owned or physician-operated clinic;


a publicly or privately funded medical school;


a state hospital or state school maintained and managed by the department or the Department of Aging and Disability Services;


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


another facility specified by a rule adopted by the executive commissioner.


“Local health unit” has the meaning assigned by Section 121.004 (Local Health Units).


“Neglected tropical disease” means a parasitic or bacterial disease that:


occurs solely or principally in the tropics;


is largely endemic in the developing world; and


has a potential to spread through international travel or trade.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 758 (H.B. 2055), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.

Source: Section 100.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­100.­htm#100.­001 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 100.001’s source at texas​.gov