Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 13.034
Duties of Executive Commissioner and Department


The executive commissioner shall adopt rules relating to:


the management of public health hospitals;


the duties of officers and employees of those hospitals; and


the enforcement of necessary discipline and restraint of patients.


The executive commissioner may adopt rules as necessary for the proper and efficient hospitalization of tuberculosis patients.


The department shall supply each hospital with the necessary personnel for the operation and maintenance of the hospital.


The department may:


prescribe the form and content of applications, certificates, records, and reports provided for under this subchapter;


require reports from the administrator of a public health hospital relating to the admission, examination, diagnosis, release, or discharge of a patient;


visit each hospital regularly to review admitting procedures and the care and treatment of all new patients admitted since the last visit; and


investigate by personal visit a complaint made by a patient or by another person on behalf of a patient.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0055, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 13.034 — Duties of Executive Commissioner and Department, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­13.­htm#13.­034 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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