The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Act--Health and Safety Code Chapter 841, Civil
Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators.
(2) Case Management Team--All professionals involved
in the assessment, treatment, supervision, monitoring, residential
housing of the client, or other approved professionals. The case manager
assigned by the office shall act as the chairperson of the team.
(3) Chemical Restraints--Chemical agents or inflammatory
agents such as Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) or Orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile
(CS) spray, that are designed to temporarily immobilize or incapacitate
through temporary discomfort caused by the chemical action.
(4) Clinical Examiner--A person or persons employed
by or under contract with the office to conduct a biennial examination
to assess any change in the behavioral abnormality for a person committed
under the Act, §841.081.
(5) Income--For the purpose of recovery of costs under §841.084
of the Act, income includes but is not limited to: money received
from employment, to include wages, salaries, tips and other taxable
employee pay; disability benefits; net earnings from self-employment;
funds received from the sale of property; funds received as an inheritance;
interest or dividend income; retirement income; social security income;
unemployment benefits; and gifts.
(6) Indigent--For the purpose of recovery of costs
under §841.084 of the Act, a sexually violent predator is considered
to be indigent if the sexually violent predator does not have any
(7) Mechanical Restraints--Items such as handcuffs,
cuff protectors, plastic cuffs (disposable type), leg irons, belly
chains etc. and are designed to immobilize or incapacitate a client.
(8) Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)--Members of the Texas
Civil Commitment Office (two), a licensed sex offender treatment provider
from the Council on Sex Offender Treatment (one), Texas Department
of Criminal Justice Rehabilitation Programs Division - sex offender
rehabilitation program (one), Texas Department of Criminal Justice
- Victim Service Division (one), a licensed peace officer employed
by the Texas Department of Public Safety with at least five years'
experience working for that department or the officer's designee (one),
and a mental health professional from the Texas Department of State
Health Services (one). The team assesses whether a person is a repeat
sexually violent offender and whether the person is likely to commit
a sexually violent offense after release; gives notice of its findings
to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; and recommends that the
person be assessed for a behavioral abnormality.
(9) Office--The Texas Civil Commitment Office (TCCO)
including the Governing Board (Government Code Chapter 420A).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §810.122 adopted to be effective October 22, 2006, 31 TexReg 8520; amended to be effective April 24, 2011, 36 TexReg 2396; transferred effective September 1, 2011, as published in the Texas Register December 9, 2011, 36 TexReg 8391; amended to be effective December 30, 2012, 37 TexReg 9965; amended to be effective February 8, 2017, 42 TexReg 481; amended to be effective February 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 1140