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Statutes

The statutes available on this website are current through the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.

State and Local 9-1-1 Programs

In 1983, the 68th Texas Legislature made "9-1-1" the primary emergency telephone number and authorized the creation of statutory emergency communication districts to provide local 9-1-1 service. In 1987, the 70th Texas Legislature created the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) to administer state 9-1-1 service in those areas where service was not provided by local administration. In 1989, the 71st Texas Legislature codified the enabling statutes for state and local administration of 9-1-1 service into Texas Health and Safety Code Chapters 771 and 772, respectively.

pdfHealth & Safety Code, Chapter 771 State Administration of Emergency Communications

docHealth & Safety Code, Chapter 771 State Administration of Emergency Communications

 

pdfHealth & Safely Code, Chapter 772 Local Administration of Emergency Communications

docHealth & Safety Code, Chapter 772 Local Administration of Emergency Communications

 

Statewide Poison Program

In 1993, the 73rd Texas Legislature created the state Poison Control Program and provided for the joint administration of the program by CSEC and the Texas Department of State Health Services. In 2009, the 81st Texas Legislature shifted administration of the program to CSEC. The enabling statute for the Poison program is codified in Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 777.

pdfHealth & Safety Code, Chapter 777 Regional Poison Control Centers

docHealth & Safety Code, Chapter 777 Regional Poison Control Centers

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