Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 171.002

In this chapter:


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


“Abortion provider” means a facility where an abortion is performed, including the office of a physician and a facility licensed under Chapter 245 (Abortion Facilities).


“Medical emergency” means a life-threatening physical condition aggravated by, caused by, or arising from a pregnancy that, as certified by a physician, places the woman in danger of death or a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function unless an abortion is performed.


“Sonogram” means the use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, specifically to monitor an unborn child.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 999, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 73 (H.B. 15), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 441 (S.B. 8), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2017.
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