Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 121.007
Public Health Regions


The department may designate geographic areas of the state as public health regions to provide public health services.


The department shall appoint a physician to serve as regional director for each public health region. The regional director is the chief administrative officer of the region. The department shall establish the qualifications and terms of employment of a regional director.


The department may require a regional director to perform the duties of a health authority. The regional director may perform those duties, as authorized by the department, in a jurisdiction in the region in which the health authority fails to perform duties prescribed under Section 121.024 (Duties). The regional director shall perform the duties of a health authority in a jurisdiction in the region in which there is not a health authority.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 118, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1378, Sec. 3, 8, eff. June 19, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0367, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 121.007 — Public Health Regions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­121.­htm#121.­007 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 121.007’s source at texas​.gov