Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 121.024


A health authority is a state officer when performing duties prescribed by state law.


A health authority shall perform each duty that is:


necessary to implement and enforce a law to protect the public health; or


prescribed by the department.


The duties of a health authority include:


establishing, maintaining, and enforcing quarantine in the health authority’s jurisdiction;


aiding the department in relation to local quarantine, inspection, disease prevention and suppression, birth and death statistics, and general sanitation in the health authority’s jurisdiction;


reporting the presence of contagious, infectious, and dangerous epidemic diseases in the health authority’s jurisdiction to the department in the manner and at the times prescribed by the department;


reporting to the department on any subject on which it is proper for the department to direct that a report be made; and


aiding the department in the enforcement of the following in the health authority’s jurisdiction:


proper rules, requirements, and ordinances;


sanitation laws;


quarantine rules; and


vital statistics collections.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0370, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 121.024 — Duties, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­121.­htm#121.­024 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 121.024’s source at texas​.gov