Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 146.001

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005

In this chapter:
(1) “Health benefit plan” means a plan or arrangement under which medical or surgical expenses are paid for or reimbursed or health care services are arranged for or provided. The term includes:
(A) an individual, group, blanket, or franchise insurance policy, insurance agreement, or group hospital service contract;
(B) an evidence of coverage or group subscriber contract issued by a health maintenance organization or an approved nonprofit health corporation;
(C) a benefit plan provided by a multiple employer welfare arrangement or another analogous benefit arrangement;
(D) a workers’ compensation insurance policy; or
(E) a motor vehicle insurance policy, to the extent the policy provides personal injury protection or medical payments coverage.
(2) “Health care service provider” means a person who, under a license or other grant of authority issued by this state, provides health care services the costs of which may be paid for or reimbursed under a health benefit plan.