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RULE §405.114Registration of ECT Stimulus Apparatus

(a) A person may not administer ECT unless the equipment used to administer the therapy is registered annually with the department. All ECT stimulus apparatus must be registered with the department by the mental hospital or other facility or by the private physician administering ECT on an outpatient basis.

  (1) The department shall use the information to analyze, audit, and monitor the use of ECT.

  (2) The department shall file annually a report summarizing the information with the governor and the presiding officers of the legislature. The report shall not name or otherwise identify individual physicians or patients.

(b) Within 30 days of the effective date of this subchapter, the applicant must complete and submit the form adopted by reference as Exhibit D, including a nonrefundable application fee of $50.00, for all items of ECT stimulus apparatus which are housed or used at a specific location.

(c) Upon receipt of the application and fee, the department may conduct an investigation if it believes the stimulus apparatus in question may be dangerous or faulty. For purposes of investigation, any duly authorized agent of the department may at any time enter upon the premises of any facility in which ECT is administered to inspect the ECT stimulus apparatus or to take other action the department deems necessary to ascertain and assure compliance with state law and this section. Any such duly authorized agent may have access for the purposes of examination and transcription to such records and documents as the department deems relevant to the investigation.

(d) The department may deny, suspend, or revoke a registration if it determines that the stimulus apparatus is dangerous or faulty. Such action is the subject of a contested case under the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act. Hearings will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 403, Subchapter O of this title (relating to Practice and Procedure with Respect to Administrative Hearings of the Department in Contested Cases).

Source Note: The provisions of this §405.114 adopted to be effective December 10, 1993, 18 TexReg 8790

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