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Committee on Public Health


Section 28. Public Health — The committee shall have 11 members,
with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
(1) the protection of public health, including supervision and control
of the practice of medicine and dentistry and other allied health services;
(2) mental health and the development of programs incident thereto;
(3) the prevention and treatment of mental illness;
(4) oversight of the Health and Human Services Commission as it
relates to the subject matter jurisdiction of this committee; and
(5) the following state agencies: the Department of State Health
Services, the Anatomical Board of the State of Texas, the Texas Funeral Service
Commission, the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board,
the Texas Health Services Authority, the Texas Optometry Board, the Texas
Radiation Advisory Board, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, the Interagency
Obesity Council, the Texas Board of Nursing, the Texas Board of Chiropractic
Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, the Massage
Therapy Advisory Board, the Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board,
the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Behavior Analyst
Advisory Board, the State Board of Dental Examiners, the Texas Medical
Board, the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, the Cancer Prevention and
Research Institute of Texas, the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners,
the Health Professions Council, the Office of Patient Protection, and the Texas
Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.