H.B. No. 738
relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and
Remedies Code, in Chapter 81, Health and Safety Code.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 81.048(b), Health and Safety Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(b) Notice of a positive test result for a reportable
disease designated under Subsection (a) shall be given to an
emergency medical service personnel, peace officer, or fire fighter
as provided by this section if:
(1) the emergency medical service personnel, peace
officer, or fire fighter delivered a person to a hospital as defined
by Section 74.001, Civil Practice and Remedies Code [
Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas (Article 4590i,
Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes)];
(2) the hospital has knowledge that the person has a
reportable disease and has medical reason to believe that the
person had the disease when the person was admitted to the hospital;
(3) the emergency medical service personnel, peace
officer, or fire fighter was exposed to the reportable disease
during the course of duty.
SECTION 2. This Act applies only to an act occurring on or
after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 738 was passed by the House on March
23, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 738 was passed by the Senate on May
10, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate