Reporting Law and Rules

Cancer reporting to the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) is mandated by the Texas Cancer Incidence Reporting Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 82. All cases of cancer diagnosed or treated in a health care facility, clinical laboratory, or by a health care practitioner as defined in Section 82.002, must be reported to the TCR according to Section 82.008. This includes all hospitals, cancer treatment centers, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical pathology laboratories, and in certain circumstances, physicians and dentists. Cancer incidence data should be reported to the TCR as specified by Rules in Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 91, Subchapter A.