Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 771.061
Statewide Confidentiality of Information


(a)

Information that a service provider of communications service is required to furnish to a governmental entity, including a regional planning commission, emergency communications district, or public safety answering point, in providing 9-1-1 service or that a service provider, third party, or other entity voluntarily furnishes at the request of a governmental entity in providing 9-1-1 service is confidential and is not available for public inspection. Information that is contained in an address database maintained by a governmental entity or a third party used in providing 9-1-1 service is confidential and is not available for public inspection. The service provider or third party is not liable to any person who uses a 9-1-1 service for the release of information furnished by the service provider or third party in providing 9-1-1 service, unless the act or omission proximately causing the claim, damage, or loss constitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.

(b)

Information that a service provider furnishes to the commission or an emergency communication district to verify or audit emergency service fees or surcharge remittances and that includes access line or market share information of an individual service provider is confidential and not available for public inspection.

(c)

This section shall be interpreted to provide protection relating to confidentiality and immunity and protection from liability with at least the same scope and to at least the same extent as described by federal law, including 47 U.S.C. Section 615a and 47 U.S.C. Section 1472.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1377, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1405, Sec. 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 331 (H.B. 1972), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.

Source: Section 771.061 — Statewide Confidentiality of Information, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­771.­htm#771.­061 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

771.001
Definitions
771.031
Composition of Commission
771.032
Application of Sunset Act
771.033
Meetings
771.034
Expenses
771.035
Staff
771.036
Standards of Conduct
771.037
Commission Member Training
771.038
Public Comments
771.039
Complaints
771.040
Negotiated Rulemaking and Alternative Dispute Resolution
771.051
Powers and Duties of Commission
771.052
Agency Cooperation
771.053
Statewide Limitation on Liability of Service Providers and Certain Public Officers
771.054
Effect of Chapter on Emergency Communication Districts
771.055
Strategic Planning
771.056
Submission of Regional Plan to Commission
771.057
Amendment of Plan
771.058
Optional Participation in Plan
771.060
Business Providing Residential Telephone Switches
771.061
Statewide Confidentiality of Information
771.062
Local Adoption of State Rule
771.063
Definition of Local Exchange Access Line and Equivalent Local Exchange Access Line
771.071
Emergency Service Fee
771.072
Equalization Surcharge
771.073
Collection of Fees and Surcharges
771.074
Exemption
771.075
Use of Revenue
771.076
Audits
771.077
Collection of Fees and Surcharges
771.078
Contracts for Services
771.102
Establishment of the Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers Program
771.103
Participation in Program
771.104
Selection of Program Participants and Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers
771.105
Criteria for Emergency Medical Dispatch Intervention
771.106
Funding of Program
771.107
Report to Legislature
771.108
Liability
771.109
Work Group
771.151
Definitions
771.152
Establishment of Pilot Project
771.153
Personnel
771.154
Participation in Pilot Project
771.155
Selection of Pilot Project Participants and Regional Trauma Resource Centers
771.156
Funding of Pilot Project
771.157
Report to Legislature
771.158
Liability
771.159
Project Work Group
771.160
Expiration
771.0315
Eligibility for Membership or to Be General Counsel
771.0316
Grounds for Removal of Commission Member
771.0511
Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network
771.0512
Obligations or Requirements Concerning Voice over Internet Protocol, Internet Protocol Enabled Service, or Commercial Mobile Service or Wireline Service
771.0711
Emergency Service Fee for Wireless Telecommunications Connections
771.0725
Establishment of Rates for Fees
771.0735
Sourcing of Charges for Mobile Telecommunications Services
771.0751
Use of Revenue in Certain Counties

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 771.061’s source at texas​.gov