Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 773.015
Identification of Certain Patients Receiving Emergency Prehospital Care

Emergency medical services personnel or emergency room medical or admissions personnel may take the thumbprint of a person who receives emergency prehospital care if the person:


does not possess personal identification at the time the care is administered;


is unconscious;


is transported across the Texas-Mexico border by ambulance or helicopter while receiving emergency prehospital care; and


is delivered to a hospital that has digital fingerprinting capabilities.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 517 (H.B. 805), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

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