S.B. No. 665
relating to work-related exposure to a reportable disease.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subsection (b), Section 81.050, Health and
Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
(b) A person whose occupation or whose volunteer service is
included in one or more of the following categories may request the
department or a health authority to order testing of another person
who may have exposed the person to a reportable disease, including
(1) a law enforcement officer;
(2) a fire fighter;
(3) an emergency medical service employee or
(4) a correctional officer; or
(5) an employee, contractor, or volunteer, other than
a correctional officer, who performs a service in a correctional
facility as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, or a secure
correctional facility or secure detention facility as defined by
Section 51.02, Family Code.
SECTION 2. This Act applies only to a person exposed on or
after the effective date of this Act. A person exposed before the
effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the
time the exposure occurred, and that law is continued in effect for
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 665 passed the Senate on
April 21, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 665 passed the House on
May 20, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House