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Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code - CIV PRAC & REM § 144.001. Definitions

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(1) “Former mental health patient” means an individual who:

(A) between January 1, 1986, and December 31, 1993, was admitted to a mental health facility that has pled guilty, or whose parent or affiliate corporation has so pled, to unlawfully conspiring to offer and pay remuneration to any person to induce that person to refer individuals for services to a mental health facility;  and

(B) has been released from that mental health facility;  but

(C) was not admitted to the facility on the basis of a court proceeding that included a commitment hearing that was on the record.

(2) “Record” means a medical record:

(A) that a federal statute or regulation does not require to be retained, maintained, or preserved;  or

(B) for which the requirement under a federal statute or regulation to retain, maintain, or preserve the record has expired.

(3) “Court” means a district or statutory probate court.

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