Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 171.014
Informational Materials


(a)

The department shall publish informational materials that include:

(1)

the information required to be provided under Sections 171.012 (Voluntary and Informed Consent)(a)(1)(B) and (D) and (a)(2)(A), (B), and (C); and

(2)

the materials required by Sections 171.015 (Information Relating to Public and Private Agencies) and 171.016 (Information Relating to Characteristics of Unborn Child).

(b)

The materials shall be published in:

(1)

English and Spanish;

(2)

an easily comprehensible form; and

(3)

a typeface large enough to be clearly legible.

(c)

The materials shall be available at no cost from the department on request. The department shall provide appropriate quantities of the materials to any person.

(d)

The department shall annually review the materials to determine if changes to the contents of the materials are necessary. The executive commissioner shall adopt rules necessary for considering and making changes to the materials.

(e)

The department shall develop and maintain an Internet website to display the information required to be published under this section. In developing and maintaining the website the department shall, to the extent reasonably practicable, safeguard the website against alterations by anyone other than the department and shall monitor the website each day to prevent and correct tampering. The department shall ensure that the website does not collect or maintain information regarding access to the website.

(f)

In addition to any other organization or entity, the department shall use the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as the resource in developing information required to be provided under Sections 171.012 (Voluntary and Informed Consent)(a)(1)(B) and (D), Sections 171.012 (Voluntary and Informed Consent)(a)(2)(A), (B), and (C), and Section 171.016 (Information Relating to Characteristics of Unborn Child), and in maintaining the department’s Internet website.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 999, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0520, eff. April 2, 2015.
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