H.B. No. 743
relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and
Remedies Code, in Chapter 160, Occupations Code.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 160.053(a), Occupations Code, is amended
to read as follows:
(a) Not later than the 30th day after the date an insurer
receives from an insured a complaint filed in a lawsuit, a
settlement of a claim without the filing of a lawsuit, or a
settlement of a lawsuit against the insured, the insurer shall
furnish to the board:
(1) the name of the insured and the insured's Texas
medical license number;
(2) the policy number;
(3) a copy of the complaint or settlement; and
(4) a copy of any expert report filed under Section
74.351, Civil Practice and Remedies Code [
13.01, Medical Liability
and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas (Article 4590i, Vernon's
Texas Civil Statutes)].
SECTION 2. This Act applies only to a cause of action that
accrues on or after the effective date of this Act. An action that
accrued before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law
applicable to the action immediately before the effective date of
this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 743 was passed by the House on March
23, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 743 was passed by the Senate on May
10, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate