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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 1MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER KDEFINITION, TREATMENT, AND DISPOSITION OF SPECIAL WASTE FROM HEALTH CARE-RELATED FACILITIES
RULE §1.134Application

(a) This subchapter may not be used to require or authorize disclosure of confidential information, including personally identifiable or personally sensitive information, not permitted to be disclosed by state or federal privacy or confidentiality laws. This subchapter does not require the issuance of a birth or death certificate for the proper disposition of special waste from health care-related facilities. This subchapter does not extend or modify requirements of Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapters 711 and 716 or Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 651 to disposition of fetal tissue.

(b) These sections apply to special waste from health care-related facilities generated by the operation of the following publicly or privately owned or operated health care-related facilities, including but not limited to:

  (1) ambulatory surgical centers;

  (2) abortion clinics;

  (3) birthing centers;

  (4) blood banks and blood drawing centers;

  (5) clinics, including but not limited to medical, dental, veterinary;

  (6) clinical, diagnostic, pathological or biomedical research laboratories;

  (7) educational institution health centers;

  (8) educational institution research laboratories;

  (9) electrolysis facilities;

  (10) emergency medical services;

  (11) end stage renal dialysis facilities;

  (12) freestanding emergency medical care facilities;

  (13) funeral establishments;

  (14) home and community support services agencies;

  (15) hospitals;

  (16) long term care facilities;

  (17) facilities providing mental health and intellectual disability services, including but not limited to hospitals, schools, and community centers;

  (18) minor emergency centers;

  (19) occupational health clinics and clinical laboratories;

  (20) pharmacies;

  (21) pharmaceutical manufacturing plants and research laboratories;

  (22) professional offices, including but not limited to the offices of physicians, dentists, and acupuncturists;

  (23) special residential care facilities;

  (24) tattoo studios; and

  (25) veterinary clinical and research laboratories.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.134 adopted to be effective December 21, 1994, 19 TexReg 9599; amended to be effective December 18, 2016, 41 TexReg 9709

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