|(a) Medical conditions that may be eligible for investigational
stem cell treatments pursuant to the Health and Safety Code, Chapter
1003 must affect one or more body system.
(b) The medical condition identified by the patient's
treating physician documented in the patient's medical record is a
medical condition that is the subject of an investigational stem cell
treatment approved and overseen by an institutional review board that
is affiliated with:
(1) a medical school as defined by the Education Code, §61.501;
(2) a hospital licensed under the Health and Safety
Code, Chapter 241 that has at least 150 beds.
(c) The medical condition is documented by the patient's
treating physician in the patient's medical record as specifically
meeting the definition of severe chronic disease as described in paragraph
(1) of this subsection or specifically meeting the definition of terminal
illness as described in paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(1) Severe Chronic Disease. A condition, injury, or
(A) may be treated;
(B) is never cured or eliminated; and
(C) entails significant functional impairment or severe
(2) Terminal Illness. An advanced state of a disease
with an unfavorable prognosis that, without life-sustaining procedures,
will soon result in death or a state of permanent unconsciousness
from which recovery is unlikely.