Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 574.0455
List of Qualified Transportation Service Providers


(a)

The commissioners court of a county may:

(1)

establish and maintain a list of qualified transportation service providers that a court may authorize or with whom a person may contract to transport a person to a mental health facility in accordance with Section 574.045 (Transportation of Patient);

(2)

establish an application procedure for a person to be included on the list, including an appropriate application fee to be deposited in the county general fund;

(3)

contract with qualified transportation service providers on terms acceptable to the county;

(4)

allow officers and employees of the county to utilize persons on the list on a rotating basis if the officer or employee is authorized to provide transportation under Section 574.045 (Transportation of Patient) and chooses to utilize a qualified transportation service provider in accordance with the terms of the contract approved by the commissioners court; and

(5)

ensure that the list is made available to any person authorized to provide transportation under Section 574.045 (Transportation of Patient).

(b)

The executive commissioner shall prescribe uniform standards:

(1)

that a person must meet to be listed as a qualified transportation service provider under Subsection (a); and

(2)

prescribing requirements relating to how the transportation of a person to a mental health facility by a qualified transportation service provider is provided.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1122 (H.B. 167), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1383, eff. April 2, 2015.
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