Law:Title 2. Health. Subtitle B. Texas Department Of Health Programs from Chapter 40. Epilepsy (Texas)

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Subtitle B. Texas Department Of Health Programs

Contents

Chapter 40. Epilepsy

Section  40.001.  Definition.

In this chapter, "epilepsy" means a variable symptom complex characterized by recurrent paroxysmal attacks of unconsciousness or impaired consciousness, usually with a succession of clonic or tonic muscular spasms or other abnormal behavior.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  40.002.  Epilepsy Program.

(a) The department, with approval of the board, may establish an epilepsy program to provide diagnostic services, treatment, and support services to eligible persons who have epilepsy.

(b)  The commissioner may appoint an epilepsy advisory board to assist the department in developing the epilepsy program.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  40.003.  Rules.

The board may adopt rules it considers necessary to define the scope of the epilepsy program and the medical and financial standards for eligibility.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  40.004.  Administration.

(a) The commissioner, with the approval of the board, may appoint an administrator to carry out the epilepsy program.

(b)  The administrator shall report to and be under the direction of the commissioner.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  40.005.  Fees.

Program patients may be charged a fee for services according to rules adopted by the board.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  40.006.  Funding.

The department may seek, receive, and spend any funds received through appropriations, grants, or donations from public or private sources for the purposes of the epilepsy program.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  40.007.  Contracts.

The department may enter into contracts or other agreements it considers necessary to facilitate the provision of services under this chapter, including contracts with other departments, agencies, boards, educational institutions, individuals, county governments, municipal governments, states, and the United States.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.


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