Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 323.001

In this subchapter:


“Commission” means the Health and Human Services Commission.


“Department” means the Department of State Health Services.


“Health care facility” means a general or special hospital licensed under Chapter 241 (Hospitals), a general or special hospital owned by this state, or a freestanding emergency medical care facility licensed under Chapter 254 (Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities).


“SAFE-ready facility” means a health care facility designated as a sexual assault forensic exam-ready facility under Section 323.0015 (Safe-ready Facilities). The term includes a SAFE program designated as a SAFE-ready facility under Section 323.052 (Operation of Safe Program; Designation of Safe Program as Safe-ready Facility).


“SAFE program” has the meaning assigned by Section 323.051 (Definitions).


“Sexual assault” means any act as described by Section 22.011 (Sexual Assault) or 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault), Penal Code.


“Sexual assault forensic examiner” means a certified sexual assault nurse examiner or a physician with specialized training on conducting a forensic medical examination.


“Sexual assault survivor” means an individual who is a victim of a sexual assault, regardless of whether a report is made or a conviction is obtained in the incident.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 934 (H.B. 677), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Renumbered from Health and Safety Code, Section 322.001 (Definitions) by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 17.001(47), eff. September 1, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1063 (H.B. 3152), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1063 (H.B. 3152), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 822 (H.B. 2706), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 323.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­323.­htm#323.­001 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 323.001’s source at texas​.gov