Sec. 101A.251: Definitions

In this subchapter:

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

(1-a) "Local ombudsman entity" means a distinct unit or entity, consisting of representatives, designated by the state long-term care ombudsman to carry out the ombudsman program in a service area of the state.

(2) "Long-term care facility" means a facility that is licensed or regulated or that is required to be licensed or regulated by the commission under Chapter 242 or 247, Health and Safety Code.

(3) "Office" means the office of the state long-term care ombudsman, consisting of the state long-term care ombudsman and representatives who are employed by the commission.

(3-a) "Ombudsman program" means the program through which the functions and duties of the office are carried out, consisting of the office and all representatives.

(4) "Representative" means an employee or volunteer specifically designated by the office as a representative of the office.

(4-a) "Resident" means a resident of a long-term care facility.

(5) "State long-term care ombudsman" means the chief administrator of the office.


Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.361, eff. April 2, 2015.

Amended by:

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 900 (H.B. 3564), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.