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RULE §103.8Reporting Requirements for Acute or Post-Acute Rehabilitation Facilities

(a) General Information.

  (1) All data must be transmitted electronically to the Texas EMS & Trauma Registries within ninety calendar days of the date of discharge from their facility; monthly submissions are recommended.

  (2) Acute or post-acute rehabilitation facilities must report no reportable data (NRD) to the Registries monthly for any given month with no required reportable event.

(b) Data Elements and Methods.

  (1) Data elements currently defined by the appropriate data dictionaries for all required reportable events must be submitted to the department’s online Registries.

  (2) If a specialized reporting system exists for a required reportable event, then the case or suspected case must be submitted to all relevant reporting systems.

(c) Third-party Services.

  (1) An acute or post-acute rehabilitation facility may use third-party services to submit data to the Registries. A legally binding agreement must exist between the acute or post-acute rehabilitation facility and the third-party services. Documentation of the legally binding agreement must be provided to the department for third-party services to submit the data on behalf of the acute or post-acute rehabilitation facility within the Registries.

  (2) If an acute or post-acute rehabilitation facility uses the third-party services, the acute or post-acute rehabilitation facility is ultimately responsible for the complete, accurate and timely reporting of data to the Registries.

Source Note: The provisions of this §103.8 adopted to be effective December 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 9130; amended to be effective April 2, 2017, 42 TexReg 1457

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