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RULE §568.3Definitions

    (D) circumstances that present the imminent risk of death, serious physical injury, or serious psychological injury of a patient.

  (46) Social services--Services provided by:

    (A) a licensed master social worker or licensed social worker acting within the scope of the social worker's practice, as described in Texas Occupations Code Chapter 505; or

    (B) a licensed professional counselor acting within the scope of the professional counselor's practice, as described in Texas Occupations Code Chapter 503.

  (47) Stabilize--To provide such medical treatment of the condition necessary to assure, within reasonable medical probability, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual from a hospital or, if the emergency medical condition for a woman is that she is in labor, that the woman has delivered the child and the placenta.

  (48) Staff members--All personnel of a hospital including full-time and part-time employees, contractors, students, volunteers, and professionals granted privileges by the hospital.

  (49) Substance-related disorder--The use of one or more drugs, including alcohol, which significantly and negatively impacts one or more major areas of life functioning and which currently meets the criteria for substance-related and addictive disorders as described in the DSM. May also be known as a substance use disorder, substance abuse disorder, or addictive disorder.

  (50) TAC--The Texas Administrative Code.

  (51) Therapeutic activity--One of the following structured activities designed to develop, restore or maintain a patient's optimal level of physical and psychosocial functioning:

    (A) recreational therapy provided by a therapeutic recreation specialist;

    (B) physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy, provided by a licensed staff member acting within the scope of the staff member's practice;

    (C) art therapy provided by a staff member who is a Board-Certified Art Therapist;

    (D) music therapy provided by a staff member who is a Board-Certified Music Therapist; or

    (E) psychosocial or leisure activities provided by qualified staff members.

  (52) Therapeutic recreation specialist--An individual who is certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist by the Texas Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification or a certified therapeutic recreation specialist by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

  (53) Treating physician--A physician who coordinates and oversees the implementation of a patient's treatment plan.

  (54) Unit--A discrete and identifiable area of a hospital that includes patients' rooms or other patient living areas and is separated from another similar area:

    (A) by a locked door;

    (B) by a floor; or

    (C) because the other similar area is in a different building.

  (55) Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)--An individual, not licensed as a health care provider, who provides certain health related tasks or functions in a complementary or assistive role to a registered nurse in providing direct patient care or carrying out common nursing functions.

  (56) Voluntary patient--A patient who is receiving inpatient mental health treatment based on an admission made in accordance with:

    (A) §568.22 of this chapter (relating to Voluntary Admission); or

    (B) §568.26 of this chapter (relating to Voluntary Treatment Following Involuntary Admission).

Source Note: The provisions of this §568.3 adopted to be effective May 27, 2021, 46 TexReg 3276

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