Discrimination relating to employee reporting a violation of law.
(b) In accordance with HSC, §161.134(a), and §133.41(o)(2)(I)(i)(III) of this title (relating to Hospital Functions and Services), a hospital may not suspend or terminate the employment of, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against an employee for reporting in good faith to the employee's supervisor, an administrator of the hospital, a state or federal regulatory agency, a national accrediting organization or a law enforcement agency a violation of law, including a violation of the Act or this chapter. For purposes of this subsection, a report is not made in good faith if there is not a reasonable factual or legal basis for making the report.
(c) Retaliation relating to nonemployee reporting a violation of law. In accordance with HSC, §161.135(a), a hospital may not retaliate against a person who is not an employee for reporting a violation of law, including a violation of the Act or this chapter.
Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 133, Subchapter C, Rule §133.43