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  H.B. No. 3285
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the reporting of health care associated infections.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 98.103, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
         (e)  A report made under this section must specify whether
  the infection resulted in the death of the patient while
  hospitalized.
         SECTION 2.  Section 98.106(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department shall compile and make available to the
  public a summary, by health care facility, of:
               (1)  the infections reported by facilities under
  Section 98.103, including whether the infections resulted in the
  death of the patient while hospitalized; and
               (2)  the preventable adverse events reported by
  facilities under Section 98.1045.
         SECTION 3.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human
  Services Commission shall adopt the rules and procedures necessary
  to implement the changes made by this Act to Subchapter C, Chapter
  98, Health and Safety Code.
         SECTION 4.  (a) The change in law made by this Act applies to
  a report required under Section 98.103, Health and Safety Code,
  that is made in a reporting period beginning on or after March 1,
  2014. A report made under Section 98.103, Health and Safety Code,
  during a reporting period that begins before March 1, 2014, is
  covered by the law in existence on the date the reporting period
  began, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         (b)  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  departmental summary published under Section 98.106, Health and
  Safety Code, that covers a reporting period beginning on or after
  March 1, 2014. A departmental summary that covers a reporting
  period that begins before March 1, 2014, is covered by the law in
  existence on the date the reporting period began, and the former law
  is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3285 was passed by the House on May 7,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3285 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor