Texas Health and Safety Code § 161.005. Immunizations Required

(a) On admission of a child to a mental health facility of the department, a state supported living center of theTexas Department of Aging and Disability Services, or a facility ofMental Health and Mental Retardation, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Juvenile Justice DepartmentYouth Commission, the facility physician shall review the immunization history of the child and administer any needed vaccinations or refer the child for immunization.

(b) The department and the executive commissionerboard have the same powers and duties under this section as the department and the executive commissionerthose entities have under Sections 38.001 and 51.933, Education Code.  In addition, the provisions of those sections relating to provisional admissions and exceptions apply to this section.

(c) A facility covered by this section shall keep an individual immunization record during the individual's period of admission, detention, or commitment in the facility, and the records shall be open for inspection at all reasonable times by a representative of the local health department or the department.

(d) This section does not affect the requirements of Section 38.001 or 51.933, Education Code, or Section 42.043, Human Resources Code.

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