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§ 501.001. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) “Division” means the division of workers’ compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.

(2) “Compensable injury” has the meaning assigned to that term under Subtitle A.

(3) “Director” means the director of the State Office of Risk Management.

(4) “Office” means the State Office of Risk Management.

(5) “Employee” means a person who is:

(A) in the service of the state pursuant to an election, appointment, or express oral or written contract of hire;

(B) paid from state funds but whose duties require that the person work and frequently receive supervision in a political subdivision of the state;

(C) a peace officer employed by a political subdivision, while the peace officer is exercising authority granted under:

(i) Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(ii) Articles 14.03(d) and (g), Code of Criminal Procedure;

(D) a member of the state military forces, as defined by Section 437.001, Government Code, who is engaged in authorized training or duty;

(E) a Texas Task Force 1 member, as defined by Section 88.301, Education Code, who is activated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management or is injured during training sponsored or sanctioned by Texas Task Force 1; or

(F) an intrastate fire mutual aid system team member or a regional incident management team member, as defined by Section 88.126, Education Code, who is activated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management or is injured during training sponsored or sanctioned by the Texas Division of Emergency Management on behalf of an intrastate fire mutual aid system team or a regional incident management team, as applicable.

(6) “State agency” includes a department, board, commission, or institution of this state.

(7) “Board” means the risk management board.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1098, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1205, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1456, § 14.02, eff. June 17, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 644, § 3, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.288, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), § 2B.09, eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1217 (S.B. 1536), § 3.15, eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 991 (H.B. 919), § 4, eff. September 1, 2017.

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At a Glance:

Title:

§ 501.001. Definitions

Code:

Labor Code

Status:

Current

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