Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 534.154
Applicability of Specific Laws


A nonprofit health maintenance organization created under Section 534.151 (Health Maintenance Organization Certificate of Authority) is a health care provider that is a nonprofit health maintenance organization created and operated by a community center for purposes of Section 84.007 (Applicability)(e), Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The nonprofit health maintenance organization is not a governmental unit or a unit of local government, for purposes of Chapters 101 (Tort Claims) and 102 (Tort Claims Payments by Local Governments), Civil Practice and Remedies Code, respectively, or a local government for purposes of Chapter 791 (Interlocal Cooperation Contracts), Government Code.


Nothing in this subchapter precludes one or more community centers from forming a nonprofit corporation under Chapter 162 (Regulation of Practice of Medicine), Occupations Code, to provide services on a risk-sharing or capitated basis as permitted under Chapter 844 (Certification of Certain Nonprofit Health Corporations), Insurance Code.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1336, eff. April 2, 2015.

Last accessed
Jun. 7, 2021