Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 95.004
Records; Reports


The chief administrator of each school shall maintain, on a form prescribed by the office, risk assessment records for each individual in attendance and enter the risk assessment information for each individual on the surveillance software selected by the office. The risk assessment records are open for inspection by the office or the local health department.


The office may, directly or through local health departments, enter a school and inspect records maintained by the school relating to risk assessment for Type 2 diabetes.


An individual’s risk assessment records may be transferred among schools without the consent of the individual or, if the individual is a minor, the minor’s parent, managing conservator, or guardian.


The person performing the risk assessment shall send a report indicating that an individual may be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes to the individual or, if the individual is a minor, the minor’s parent, managing conservator, or guardian. The report must include:


an explanation of:


the process for assessing risk for developing Type 2 diabetes;


the reasons the individual was identified in the risk assessment process as being at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes;


the risk factors associated with developing Type 2 diabetes; and


the individual’s body mass index;


a statement concerning an individual’s or family’s need for further evaluation for Type 2 diabetes and related conditions;


instructions to help the individual or family receive evaluation by a physician or other health care provider; and


information on procedures for applying for the state child health plan program and the state Medicaid program.


Each school shall submit to the office an annual report on the risk assessment status of the individuals in attendance during the reporting year and shall include in the report any other information required by the office.


The report required under Subsection (e) must:


be compiled from the information entered into the surveillance software;


be on a form prescribed by the office; and


be submitted according to the timetable established by the office’s rules.


After the end of the reporting period under Subsection (e), the office shall:


analyze and compile a summary of the reports submitted by schools during that reporting period;


file a copy of the summary with the advisory committee; and


post on an Internet website accessible to each school required to submit a report under Subsection (e):


the number of students and the percentage of the student population identified by each of those schools during the reporting period as at risk for Type 2 diabetes; and


comparison data and analyses regarding the information required to be reported under that subsection.


The office shall deliver to the chief administrator of each school and the school nurse or other person responsible for conducting risk assessment activities for the school under this chapter an annual summary compilation of the reports submitted by schools under Subsection (e).


Not later than January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the office shall submit to the governor and the legislature a report relating to the implementation and effectiveness of the Type 2 diabetes risk assessment program established by this chapter that includes a detailed description of the expenses related to the program.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1465, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 504 (S.B. 415), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.

Source: Section 95.004 — Records; Reports, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­95.­htm#95.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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