Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 254.157
Certain Advertising Prohibited


A facility may not advertise or hold itself out as a network provider, including by stating that the facility “takes” or “accepts” any insurer, health maintenance organization, health benefit plan, or health benefit plan network, unless the facility is a network provider of a health benefit plan issuer.


A facility may not post the name or logo of a health benefit plan issuer in any signage or marketing materials if the facility is an out-of-network provider for all of the issuer’s health benefit plans.


A violation of this section is a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice under Subchapter E (Short Title), Chapter 17 (Deceptive Trade Practices), Business & Commerce Code, and is actionable under that subchapter.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1093 (H.B. 2041), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 254.157 — Certain Advertising Prohibited, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­254.­htm#254.­157 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 254.157’s source at texas​.gov