Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 13.043
Gratuities Prohibited


A patient in a public health hospital may not offer an officer, agent, or employee of the hospital a tip, payment, or reward of any kind.


A patient who violates this section may be expelled from the hospital. An employee who accepts a tip, payment, or reward of any kind from a patient may be discharged.


The department shall strictly enforce this section.
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. 3.0062, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 13.043 — Gratuities Prohibited, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­13.­htm#13.­043 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 13.043’s source at texas​.gov