Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 532.002
Medical Director


The commissioner shall appoint a medical director.


To be qualified for appointment as the medical director under this section, a person must:


be a physician licensed to practice in this state; and


have proven administrative experience and ability in comprehensive health care or human service operations.


The medical director reports to the commissioner and is responsible for the following duties under this title:


oversight of the quality and appropriateness of clinical services delivered in department mental health facilities or under contract to the department in relation to mental health services; and


leadership in physician recruitment and retention and peer review.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 17, Sec. 4.07, eff. Nov. 12, 1991; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1187, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1232 (S.B. 652), Sec. 2.10, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1334, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 532.002 — Medical Director, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­532.­htm#532.­002 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 532.002’s source at texas​.gov