Tex. Occ. Code Section 165.1535
Performing Surgery While Intoxicated


In this section, “intoxicated” has the meaning assigned by Section 49.01 (Definitions), Penal Code.


A person commits an offense if the person is licensed or regulated under this subtitle, performs surgery on a patient while intoxicated, and, by reason of that conduct, places the patient at a substantial and unjustifiable risk of harm.


An offense under this section is a state jail felony.


It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the actor performed the surgery in an emergency. In this subsection, “emergency” means a condition or circumstance in which a reasonable person with education and training similar to that of the actor would assume that the person on whom the surgery was performed was in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 565, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Source: Section 165.1535 — Performing Surgery While Intoxicated, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­165.­htm#165.­1535 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 165.1535’s source at texas​.gov