|(a) This chapter implements the Health and Safety Code, §§12.131
- 12.139 and the responsibilities of the Department of State Health
Services (department) under the Agreement Regarding Disposition of
Tobacco Settlement Proceeds (agreement) filed on July 24, 1998, in
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, in the case
styled The State of Texas v. The American Tobacco Co., et al., No.
5-96CV-91. The term "agreement" includes the subsequent Clarification
of Agreement Regarding Disposition of Settlement Proceeds filed on
July 24, 1998, in that litigation.
(b) The term "political subdivision" means a hospital
district, another local political subdivision owning or maintaining
a public hospital, or a county of the State of Texas responsible for
providing indigent health care to the general public. The Health and
Safety Code, Chapter 61, defines which entities are responsible for
providing indigent health care to the general public.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §102.1 adopted to be effective February 3, 2000, 25 TexReg 579; amended to be effective November 20, 2003, 28 TexReg 10225; amended to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9631; amended to be effective October 7, 2012, 37 TexReg 7752