Tex. Lab. Code § 21.0021

Current with legislation signed by the Governor as of May 7, 2019
Section 21.0021 - Construction Of Certain Definitions

(a) The term "disability":

  • (1) shall be construed in favor of broad coverage of individuals under Subchapters B and C, to the maximum extent allowed under those subchapters; and
  • (2) includes an impairment that is episodic or in remission that substantially limits a major life activity when active.

(b) The determination of whether an impairment substantially limits a major life activity must be made without regard to the ameliorative effects of mitigating measures, including:

  • (1) medication, medical supplies, medical equipment, medical appliances, prosthetic limbs and devices, hearing aids, cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices, mobility devices, and oxygen therapy equipment;
  • (2) devices that magnify, enhance, or otherwise augment a visual image, other than eyeglasses and contact lenses that are intended to fully correct visual acuity or eliminate refractive error;
  • (3) the use of assistive technology;
  • (4) reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids or services; and
  • (5) learned behavioral or adaptive neurological modifications.

Tex. Lab. Code § 21.0021

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 337, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.