Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 42.002

In this chapter:


Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 3.1639(18), eff. April 2, 2015.


“Other benefit” means a benefit, other than one provided under this chapter, to which a person is entitled for payment of the costs of medical care and treatment, services, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and supplies, including benefits available from:


an insurance policy, group health plan, or prepaid medical care plan;


Title XVIII or Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1395 et seq. and 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396 et seq.);


the United States Department of Veterans Affairs;


the TRICARE program of the United States Department of Defense;


workers’ compensation or other compulsory employers’ insurance programs;


a public program created by federal law, state law, or the ordinances or rules of a municipality or other political subdivision of the state, excluding benefits created by the establishment of a municipal or county hospital, a joint municipal-county hospital, a county hospital authority, or a hospital district; or


a cause of action for medical expenses brought by an applicant for or recipient of services from the department, 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.


“Serum creatinine test” is a diagnostic test of a person’s blood that measures the level of creatinine present in the blood.


“Estimated glomerular filtration rate” is a calculation of a person’s kidney function based on:


the person’s age, race, and gender; and


the results of the person’s serum creatinine test.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1296 (H.B. 2330), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0141, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1639(18), eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 42.002 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­42.­htm#42.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 42.002’s source at texas​.gov