Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 33.001

In this chapter:


“Birthing facility” means an inpatient or ambulatory health care facility that offers obstetrical or newborn care services. The term includes:


a hospital licensed under Chapter 241 (Hospitals) that offers obstetrical services;


a birthing center licensed under Chapter 244 (Birthing Centers);


a children’s hospital; or


a facility that provides obstetrical services and is maintained and operated by this state or an agency of this state.


“Critical congenital heart disease” means an abnormality in the structure or function of the heart that exists at birth, causes severe, life-threatening symptoms, and requires medical intervention within the first few hours, days, or months of life.


“Heritable disease” means an inherited disease that may result in a physical or intellectual disability or death.


“Hypothyroidism” means a condition that may cause a severe intellectual disability if not treated.


“Other benefit” means a benefit, other than a benefit under this chapter, to which an individual is entitled for the payment of the costs of services. The term includes:


benefits available under:
an insurance policy, group health plan, or prepaid medical care plan;
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1395 et seq.);
Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1396 et seq.);
the United States Department of Veterans Affairs;
the TRICARE program of the United States Department of Defense; or
workers’ compensation or any other compulsory employers insurance program;


a public program created by federal or state law or by ordinance or rule of a municipality or political subdivision of the state, except those benefits created by the establishment of a municipal or county hospital, a joint municipal-county hospital, a county hospital authority, a hospital district, or by the facilities of a publicly supported medical school; and


benefits resulting from a cause of action for health care expenses, or a settlement or judgment based on the cause of action, if the expenses are related to the need for services provided under this chapter.


“Phenylketonuria” means an inherited condition that may cause a severe intellectual disability if not treated.


“Screening test” means a rapid analytical procedure to determine the need for further diagnostic evaluation.
Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 268 (H.B. 740), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0098, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 30 (H.B. 446), Sec. 6.01, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 33.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­33.­htm#33.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 33.001’s source at texas​.gov