Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 260A.016
Reports Relating to Deaths of Residents of an Institution


In this section, “institution” has the meaning assigned by Section 242.002 (Definitions).


An institution shall submit a report to the department concerning deaths of residents of the institution. The report must be submitted not later than the 10th day after the last day of each month in which a resident of the institution dies. The report must also include the death of a resident occurring within 24 hours after the resident is transferred from the institution to a hospital.


The institution must make the report on a form prescribed by the department. The report must contain the name and social security number of the deceased.


The department shall correlate reports under this section with death certificate information to develop data relating to the:


name and age of the deceased;


official cause of death listed on the death certificate;


date, time, and place of death; and


name and address of the institution in which the deceased resided.


Except as provided by Subsection (f), a record under this section is confidential and not subject to the provisions of Chapter 552 (Public Information), Government Code.


The department shall develop statistical information on official causes of death to determine patterns and trends of incidents of death among residents and in specific institutions. Information developed under this subsection is public.


A licensed institution shall make available historical statistics on all required information on request of an applicant or applicant’s representative.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 7 (S.B. 7), Sec. 1.05(c), eff. September 28, 2011.

Source: Section 260A.016 — Reports Relating to Deaths of Residents of an Institution, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­260A.­htm#260A.­016 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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