Texas law: Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 242.159

Statute: Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 242.159

Law Type: Mandate

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2009-09-01

Law type: Mandate

Requires convalescent, nursing, and dental facilities (defined in section § 242.002 as an establishment that furnishes, in one or more facilities, food and shelter to four or more persons who are unrelated to the proprietor of the establishment; and provides minor treatment under the direction and supervision of a physician licensed by the Texas Medical Board, or other services that meet some need beyond the basic provision of food, shelter, and laundry) to have available for use at the institution an AED.

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