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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 3. FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

Sec. 73.024. APPLICATION OF OPEN MEETINGS LAW, OPEN RECORDS LAW, AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE LAW TO ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (7292)(Text)

The advisory committee is subject to the requirements of the open meetings law, Chapter 551, Government Code, the open records law, Chapter 552, Government Code, and Chapter 2001, Government Code. (7293)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 923, Sec. 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (7294)

Amended by: (7295)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.317, eff. April 2, 2015. (7296)

SUBTITLE D. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (7297)(Text)

CHAPTER 80. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (7298)(Text)
Sec. 80.001. FINGERPRINTING FOR IDENTIFICATION. (7299)(Text)

(a) A state law enforcement agency or the law enforcement agency of any political subdivision of the state shall comply with the request of a person to have a record of his fingerprints made or a record of the fingerprints of a child or ward of the person made. (7300)

(b) A law enforcement agency may charge a fee not to exceed $10 for the service provided under this section and may retain records of fingerprints made under this section. (7301)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 117, Sec. 6(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 695, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (7302)

Sec. 80.003. CHILDREN BORN TO IMPRISONED WOMEN. (7303)(Text)

(a) The department shall provide medical care for a child born to a woman who, at the time of giving birth, is imprisoned in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice if there is no other source of payment for the medical care. (7304)

(b) In this section, "medical care" means the care relating to childbirth and the period of the child's hospitalization immediately following the birth or rehospitalization in the first 28 days of life. (7305)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 80.002 by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 12, Sec. 2(15), eff. Sept. 6, 1990. (7306)

Amended by: (7307)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 25.116, eff. September 1, 2009. (7308)

TITLE 4. SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING (7309)

CHAPTER 81. FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES RELATING TO PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING (7310)(Text)
Sec. 81.001. DEFINITIONS. (7311)(Text)

In this chapter: (7312)

(1) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 4.465(a)(67), eff. April 2, 2015. (7313)

(2) "Deaf" means a hearing impairment of such severity that an individual must depend on visual methods to communicate. (7314)

(2-a) "Department" means the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. (7315)

(3) "Hard of hearing" means a hearing impairment that results in a loss of hearing function to an individual and in which the individual: (7316)

(A) relies on residual hearing; and (7317)

(B) may depend on visual methods to communicate. (7318)

(4) "Deaf-blind" means: (7319)

(A) being legally blind and possessing a hearing impairment of such severity that a person cannot understand most speech even with the use of optimum amplification; or (7320)

(B) having a medical diagnosis of deteriorating hearing and vision expected to lead to the condition described by Paragraph (A). (7321)

(5) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. (7322)

Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2394, ch. 842, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2431, ch. 842, art. 2, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 343, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 183, Sec. 1, eff. May 26, 1989; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 835, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 118, Sec. 1, eff. May 23, 2003. (7323)

Amended by: (7324)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.320, eff. April 2, 2015. (7325)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.465(a)(67), eff. April 2, 2015. (7326)

Sec. 81.0055. COMMISSIONER'S POWERS AND DUTIES; EFFECT OF CONFLICT WITH OTHER LAW. (7327)(Text)

To the extent a power or duty given to the commissioner of assistive and rehabilitative services by this chapter, or another law relating to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, conflicts with Section 531.0055, Government Code, Section 531.0055 controls. (7328)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1460, Sec. 2.08, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (7329)

Amended by: (7330)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.321, eff. April 2, 2015. (7331)

Sec. 81.006. DUTIES AND POWERS OF DEPARTMENT AND EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER UNDER CHAPTER. (7332)(Text)

(a) The department shall: (7333)

(1) develop and implement a statewide program of advocacy and education to ensure continuity of services to persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing; (7334)

(2) provide direct services to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, including communication access, information and referral services, advocacy services, services to elderly persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and training in accessing basic life skills; (7335)

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