2011 vol. 3 1487 (2011)

handle is hein.ssl/sstx0276 and id is 1 raw text is: TEXAS SESSION LAWS 2011
GENERAL AND SPECIAL
Eighty-Second Legislature, Regular Session
CHAPTER 619
S.B. No. 662
AN ACT
relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology; providing an administrative penalty.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Section 401.001, Occupations Code, is amended by amending Subdivision (4)
and adding Subdivision (4-a) to read as follows:
(4) Department means the [Texas] Department of State Health Services.
(4-a)Hearing instrument has the meaning assigned by Section 402.001.
SECTION 2. Section 401.002, Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 401.002. APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The State Board of Examiners for
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code
(Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, the board is
abolished and this chapter expires September 1, 2017 [=1].
SECTION 3. Section 401.101, Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 401.101. BOARD WITHIN [HIE]TH] DEPARTMENT. The State Board of
Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is within the department [Txas
D patment of Health].
SECTION 4. Section 401.103, Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows:
See. 401.103. ELIGIBILITY OF PUBLIC MEMBERS. A person may not be a [The
twe] public member [mqmhres] of the board, other than the public member described by
Section 401.102(d), if the person or the person's spouse [who we not physioian may not]:
(1) is registered, certified, or [be] licensed by an occupational regulatory agency in the
field of health care;
(2) is [be] employed by or [and] participating in the management of an agency or
business entity that.
(A) provides health care services;
(B) [or-thaf]sells, manufactures, or distributes health care supplies or equipment; or
(C) receives money from the board or the department;
(3) owns, controls [own, ee~onr], or has [ha*@] a direct or indirect interest of more than
10 percent in a business entity that.
(A) provides health care services;
(B) [or4hat]sells, manufactures, or distributes health care supplies or equipment; or
(C) receives money from the board or department; or
(4) uses or receives a substantial amount of tangible goods, services, or money from the
board or department other than compensation or reimbursement authorized by law for
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