Law:Title 9. Safety. Subtitle B. Emergencies from Chapter 782. Regional Emergency Medical Services (Texas)

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Subtitle B. Emergencies

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Chapter 782. Regional Emergency Medical Services

Section 782.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Commission" means the Health and Human Services Commission.

(2)  "Commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027, Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2007.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1149, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 782.002.  Regional Trauma Account. (a)

The regional trauma account is created as a dedicated account in the general revenue fund of the state treasury.  Money in the account may be appropriated only to the commission to make distributions as provided by Section 782.003.

 

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1149, Sec. 5

 

(b)  The account is composed of money deposited to the credit of the account under Section 707.008, Transportation Code, and the earnings of the account.

 

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027, Sec. 14

 

(b)  The account is composed of money deposited to the credit of the account under Section 542.406, Transportation Code, and the earnings of the account.

(c)  Sections 403.095 and 404.071, Government Code, do not apply to the account.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027, Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2007.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1149, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 782.003.  Payments From The Regional Trauma Account.

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Text of subsection as added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1149, Sec. 5

 

(a) The commissioner shall use money appropriated from the regional trauma account established under Section 782.002 to fund uncompensated care of designated trauma facilities and county and regional emergency medical services located in the area served by the trauma service area regional advisory council that serves the local authority submitting money under Section 707.008, Transportation Code.

 

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027, Sec. 14

 

(a) The commissioner shall use money appropriated from the regional trauma account established under Section 782.002 to fund uncompensated care of designated trauma facilities and county and regional emergency medical services located in the area served by the trauma service area regional advisory council that serves the local authority submitting money under Section 542.406, Transportation Code.

(b)  In any fiscal year, the commissioner shall use:

(1)  96 percent of the money appropriated from the account to fund a portion of the uncompensated trauma care provided at facilities designated as state trauma facilities by the Department of State Health Services;

(2)  two percent of the money appropriated from the account for county and regional emergency medical services;

(3)  one percent of the money appropriated from the account for distribution to the 22 trauma service area regional advisory councils; and

(4)  one percent of the money appropriated from the account to fund administrative costs of the commission.

(c)  The money under Subsection (b) shall be distributed in proportion to the amount deposited to the account from the local authority.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027, Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2007.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1149, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2007.


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