Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 248A.001

In this chapter:


“Basic services” includes:


the development, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive protocol of care that:
is provided to a medically dependent or technologically dependent minor;
is developed in conjunction with the minor’s parent or legal guardian; and
specifies the medical, nursing, psychosocial, therapeutic, and developmental services required by the minor served; and


the caregiver training needs of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.


“Center” means a prescribed pediatric extended care center.


“Commission” means the Health and Human Services Commission.


“Commissioner” means the commissioner of aging and disability services.


“Controlling person” has the meaning assigned by Section 248A.0012 (Controlling Person).


“Department” means the Department of Aging and Disability Services.


“Executive commissioner” means the executive commissioner of the commission.


“Medically dependent or technologically dependent minor” means a minor who because of an acute, chronic, or intermittent medically complex or fragile condition or disability requires ongoing, technology-based skilled nursing care prescribed by the minor’s physician to avert death or further disability or the routine use of a medical device to compensate for a deficit in a life-sustaining body function. The term does not include minor or occasional medical conditions that do not require continuous nursing care, including asthma or diabetes, or a condition that requires an epinephrine injection.


“Minor” means an individual younger than 21 years of age.


“Prescribed pediatric extended care center” means a facility operated for profit or on a nonprofit basis that provides nonresidential basic services to four or more medically dependent or technologically dependent minors who require the services of the facility and who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the owner or operator of the facility.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1168 (S.B. 492), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.

Source: Section 248A.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­248A.­htm#248A.­001 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 248A.001’s source at texas​.gov