Health & Safety Code Section 245.004
Exemptions from Licensing Requirement
(a)The following facilities need not be licensed under this chapter:
(1)a hospital licensed under Chapter 241 (Texas Hospital Licensing Law); or
(2)the office of a physician licensed under Subtitle B, Title 3, Occupations Code, unless the office is used for the purpose of performing more than 50 abortions in any 12-month period.
(b)In computing the number of abortions performed in the office of a physician under Subsection (a)(2), an abortion performed in accordance with Section 245.016 (Abortion in Unlicensed Abortion Facility to Prevent Death or Serious Impairment) is not included.
(1)a hospital licensed under Chapter 241 (Texas Hospital Licensing Law);
(2)the office of a physician licensed under Subtitle B, Title 3, Occupations Code, unless the office is used substantially for the purpose of performing abortions; or
(3)an ambulatory surgical center licensed under Chapter 243 (Ambulatory Surgical Centers).
(b)For purposes of this section, a facility is used substantially for the purpose of performing abortions if the facility:
(1)is a provider for performing:
(A)at least 10 abortion procedures during any month; or
(B)at least 100 abortion procedures in a year;
(2)operates less than 20 days in a month and the facility, in any month, is a provider for performing a number of abortion procedures that would be equivalent to at least 10 procedures in a month if the facility were operating at least 20 days in a month;
(3)holds itself out to the public as an abortion provider by advertising by any public means, including advertising placed in a newspaper, telephone directory, magazine, or electronic medium, that the facility performs abortions; or
(4)applies for an abortion facility license.
(c)For purposes of this section, an abortion facility is operating if the facility is open for any period of time during a day and has on site at the facility or on call a physician available to perform abortions.
Section 245.004 — Exemptions from Licensing Requirement,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.245.htm#245.004 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).