Bill Text: TX SB559 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to patient records regarding maternal death.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-22 - House passage as amended reported [SB559 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB559-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 559
 
  (Hinojosa, Walle, Guerra, Thompson of Harris)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to patient records regarding maternal death.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 34.008, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (c-1) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  Not later than the 30th business day after receiving a
  request from the department for records regarding a
  pregnancy-related death for a specific patient, a hospital,
  birthing center, or other custodian of the records shall submit the
  records to the department. A request made under this subsection to
  a hospital or birthing center must be limited to a patient's medical
  records.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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