Public Health Committee

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Committee info:

  • Clerk:
  • Sandra Talton
  • Room:
  • EXT E2.1010
  • Phone:
  • (512) 463-0806

Committee Members


House Member Rep. Price

Rep. Price,

Vice Chair

House Member Rep. Sheffield

Rep. Sheffield,
J. D.


House Member Rep. Arévalo

Rep. Arévalo,


House Member Rep. Burkett

Rep. Burkett,


House Member Rep. Coleman

Rep. Coleman,


House Member Rep. Collier

Rep. Collier,


House Member Rep. Cortez

Rep. Cortez,


House Member Rep. Guerra

Rep. Guerra,
R. D. "Bobby"


House Member Rep. Klick

Rep. Klick,


House Member Rep. Oliverson

Rep. Oliverson,


House Member Rep. Zedler

Rep. Zedler,


       Sec. 31.  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 Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical
  Examiners, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the
  State Board of Dental Examiners, the Texas Medical Board, the
  Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, the Dental Hygiene Advisory
  Committee, 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.