Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 784.001

In this chapter:


“Crisis response service” means consultation, risk assessment, referral, and on-site crisis intervention services provided by an emergency response team member to an emergency service provider affected by a crisis or disaster.


“Critical incident stress” means the acute or cumulative psychological stress or trauma that an emergency service provider may experience in providing emergency services in response to a critical incident, including a crisis, disaster, or emergency. The stress or trauma is an unusually strong emotional, cognitive, or physical reaction that has the potential to interfere with normal functioning, including:


physical and emotional illness;


failure of usual coping mechanisms;


loss of interest in the job;


personality changes; and


loss of ability to function.


“Critical incident stress management service” means a service providing a process of crisis intervention designed to assist an emergency service provider in coping with critical incident stress. The term includes consultation, counseling, debriefing, defusing, intervention services, case management services, prevention, and referral.


“Emergency response team member” means an individual providing critical incident stress management services or crisis response services, or both, who is designated by an appropriate state or local governmental unit to provide those services as a member of an organized team or in association with the governmental unit.


“Emergency service provider” means an individual who provides emergency response services, including a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical services provider, dispatcher, or rescue service provider.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 651 (S.B. 1065), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 784.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­784.­htm#784.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 784.001’s source at texas​.gov