|(a) Reportable conditions and incidents.
(1) A center shall report communicable diseases required
to be reported under the Health and Safety Code, §81.042, and
in accordance with the department's rules under §§97.2 -
97.5 of this title (relating to Control of Communicable Diseases).
(2) The following incidents shall be reported to the
department in writing, by mail, or fax within five calendar days of
the occurrence to the Manager of Health Facility Compliance Group,
Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin,
(A) a death of a client, newborn, or death of a fetus
during the course of labor occurring in the center; and
(B) a death of a client or newborn occurring within
24 hours of discharge from the center or transfer to another health
(b) Birth certificate filing requirements.
(1) A center administrator or his or her designee shall:
(A) file a birth certificate for each birth at the
(B) ensure that its birth attendants file the birth
certificate in accordance with the Health and Safety Code, §192.003.
(2) A center administrator, his or her designee, or
any of its birth attendants shall comply with Health and Safety Code, §195.003
(c) Death certificate filing requirements. A center
administrator or birth attendant shall file a death certificate in
accordance with subsection (a)(2) of this section.
(d) Data collection for birth defects. If the department
requires data collection concerning birth defects under the Health
and Safety Code, §87.022, the center or its birth attendants
shall make available for review by the department or by an authorized
agent clinical records or other information that are in the center's
or birth attendant's custody or control and that relate to the occurrence
of a birth defect specified by the board.
(e) A center that donates human fetal tissue under
Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 173, shall submit an annual
report to the Health and Human Services Commission that includes for
each donation the specific type of fetal tissue donated and the accredited
public or private institution of higher learning that received the
donation. The center shall submit the annual report no later than
January 31st of the subsequent year.