Terms Used In Texas Human Resources Code 161.151

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.

In this subchapter:
(1) “Chronic serious health condition” means a health condition that:
(A) requires periodic treatment by a health care provider, including a nurse as authorized by Chapter 301, Occupations Code, or a physician assistant as authorized by Chapter 204, Occupations Code; and
(B) continues over an extended period, including recurring episodes of a single underlying health condition such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, or multiple sclerosis.
(2) “Respite services” means support services, including in-home services or day activity and health services, that are provided for the purpose of temporarily giving relief to a primary caregiver who provides care to an individual with a chronic serious health condition or disability.
(3) “Respite services coordinator” means a community-based organization or local governmental entity with which the department enters into a contract to facilitate access to respite services under Section 161.154.