Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 170.001

In this chapter:


“Abortion” has the meaning assigned by Section 245.002 (Definitions).


“Physician” means an individual licensed to practice medicine in this state.


“Viable” means the stage of fetal development when, in the medical judgment of the attending physician based on the particular facts of the case, an unborn child possesses the capacity to live outside its mother’s womb after its premature birth from any cause. The term does not include a fetus whose biparietal diameter is less than 60 millimeters.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 10.001, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 441 (S.B. 8), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 170.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­170.­htm#170.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 170.001’s source at texas​.gov