Health & Safety Code Section 533.010
Information Relating to Condition
(a)A person, including a hospital, nursing facility, medical society, or other organization, may provide to the department or a medical organization, hospital, or hospital committee any information, including interviews, reports, statements, or memoranda relating to a person’s condition and treatment for use in a study to reduce mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
(b)The department or a medical organization, hospital, or hospital committee receiving the information may use or publish the information only to advance mental health and intellectual disability research and education in order to reduce mental illness and intellectual disabilities. A summary of the study may be released for general publication.
(c)The identity of a person whose condition or treatment is studied is confidential and may not be revealed under any circumstances. Information provided under this section and any finding or conclusion resulting from the study is privileged information.
(d)A person is not liable for damages or other relief if the person:
(1)provides information under this section;
(2)releases or publishes the findings and conclusions of the person or organization to advance mental health and intellectual disability research and education; or
(3)releases or publishes generally a summary of a study.
Section 533.010 — Information Relating to Condition,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.533.htm#533.010 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).