In this division, the following words and terms have the following
meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(A) An individual or entity that has a legal relationship
with another entity, which relationship is created or governed by
at least one written instrument that demonstrates:
(i) common ownership, management, or control;
(ii) a franchise; or
(iii) the granting or extension of a license or other
agreement that authorizes the affiliate to use the other entity's
brand name, trademark, service mark, or other registered identification
(B) The written instruments referenced in subparagraph
(A) of this paragraph may include a certificate of formation, a franchise
agreement, standards of affiliation, bylaws, or a license.
(2) Corporate entity--A foreign or domestic non-natural
person, including a for-profit or nonprofit corporation, a partnership,
and a sole proprietorship.
(3) Elective abortion--The intentional termination
of a pregnancy by an attending physician who knows that the female
is pregnant, using any means that is reasonably likely to cause the
death of the fetus. The term does not include the use of any such
(A) to terminate a pregnancy that resulted from an
act of rape or incest; or
(B) in a case in which a woman suffers from a physical
disorder, physical disability, or physical illness, including a life-endangering
physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy, that would,
as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless
an abortion is performed.
(4) HHSC--The Texas Health and Human Services Commission
or its designee.
(5) Health clinic--A corporate entity that provides
preventive or primary health care, or both preventive and primary
health care, to outpatient clients. The term includes family planning
clinics, but excludes hospitals licensed under Health and Safety Code
Chapter 241 and laboratories.
(6) Promotes--Advocates or popularizes by, for example,
advertising or publicity.
(7) Women's Health Program (WHP)--The demonstration
project under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act, which
HHSC has implemented in accordance with Human Resources Code §32.024(c-1).