Texas Health & Safety Code - Section 35.0021. Definitions
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Section: 33.033 33.034 33.035 33.036 33.037 33.038 35.001 35.0021 35.0022 35.003 35.0031 35.0032 35.0033 35.0034 35.0035
§ 35.0021. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Case management services" includes:
(A) coordinating medical services, marshaling
available assistance, serving as a liaison between the child and
the child's family and caregivers, insurance services, and other
services needed to improve the well-being of the child and the
child's family; and
(B) counseling for the child and the child's
family about measures to prevent the transmission of AIDS or HIV and
the availability in the geographic area of any appropriate health
care services, such as mental health care, psychological health
care, and social and support services.
(2) "Child with special health care needs" has the
meaning assigned by Section 35.0022.
(3) "Dentist" means a person licensed by the State
Board of Dental Examiners to practice dentistry in this state.
(4) "Facility" includes a hospital, an ambulatory
surgical center, and an outpatient clinic.
(5) "Family support services" means support,
resources, or other assistance provided to the family of a child
with special health care needs. The term may include services
described by Part A of the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1400 et seq.), as amended, and permanency
planning, as that term is defined by Section 531.151, Government
(6) "Other benefit" means a benefit, other than a
benefit provided under this chapter, to which a person is entitled
for payment of the costs of services provided under the program,
including benefits available from:
(A) an insurance policy, group health plan,
health maintenance organization, or prepaid medical or dental care
(B) Title XVIII, Title XIX, or Title XXI of the
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1395 et seq., 42 U.S.C. §
1396 et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1397aa et seq.), as amended;
(C) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(D) the Civilian Health and Medical Program of
the Uniformed Services;
(E) workers' compensation or any other
compulsory employers' insurance program;
(F) a public program created by federal or state
law or the ordinances or rules of a municipality or other political
subdivision of the state, excluding benefits created by the
establishment of a municipal or county hospital, a joint
municipal-county hospital, a county hospital authority, a hospital
district, or the facilities of a publicly supported medical school;
(G) a cause of action for the cost of care,
including medical care, dental care, facility care, and medical
supplies, required for a person applying for or receiving services
from the department, or a settlement or judgment based on the cause
of action, if the expenses are related to the need for services
provided under this chapter.
(7) "Physician" means a person licensed by the Texas
State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine in this
(8) "Program" means the services program for children
with special health care needs.
(9) "Provider" means a person who delivers services
purchased by the department for the purposes of this chapter.
(10) "Rehabilitation services" means the process of
the physical restoration, improvement, or maintenance of a body
function destroyed or impaired by congenital defect, disease, or
injury and includes:
(A) facility care, medical and dental care, and
occupational, speech, and physical therapy;
(B) the provision of braces, artificial
appliances, durable medical equipment, and other medical supplies;
(C) other types of care specified by the board in
the program rules.
(11) "Services" means the care, activities, and
supplies provided under this chapter or program rules, including
medical care, dental care, facility care, medical supplies,
occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and other care
specified by program rules.
(12) "Specialty center" means a facility and staff
that meet minimum standards established under the program and are
designated by the board for program use in the comprehensive
diagnostic and treatment services for a specific medical condition.
(13) "Support" means to contribute money or services
necessary for a person's maintenance, including food, clothing,
shelter, transportation, and health care.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1505, § 3.02, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007