Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 773.0551
Disease Prevention and Preparedness Information on Certification of Emergency Medical Services Personnel


In this section:


“Applicant” means an individual who files an application for certification or recertification as emergency medical services personnel under Section 773.055 (Certification of Emergency Medical Services Personnel).


“Immunization registry” means the immunization registry established under Section 161.007 (Immunization Registry; Reports to Department).


The executive commissioner by rule shall adopt a system under which the Health and Human Services Commission provides an applicant immunization information. The system must require the commission to provide:


if the applicant’s immunization history is included in the immunization registry, written notice of the applicant’s immunization history, using information from the immunization registry; or


if the applicant’s immunization history is not included in the immunization registry, the following information:


details about the program developed under Section 161.00707 (Information and Education for First Responders); and


the specific risks to emergency medical services personnel when responding rapidly to an emergency of exposure to and infection by a potentially serious or deadly communicable disease that an immunization may prevent.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 240 (H.B. 1418), Sec. 1, eff. May 27, 2019.

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