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Health Authorities


This page provides valuable information and important documents and references related to Texas Health Authorities.  ( file viewing information)
Communicable Disease
Control Measures

A Guide for Health Authorities
in a Public Health Emergency

Statutory Authority

Department of State Health Services Appointed Health Authority

Chapter 81 - Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Act

HSC Chapter 121, Subchapter B, Section(s) 121.021-121.025 - Health Authorities

Health Authority and Public Health Law

Control measures and  Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book
Developed in collaboration with the University of Houston Law Center – Health Law and Policy Institute, the Texas Bench Book is a reference for judges, district attorneys, public health authorities and elected officials and contains an analysis of state and federal public health laws and provides guidance and forms for use during a public health emergency.

Appointment Forms and Instructions

General Instructions For Completing Forms For Newly Appointed/Reappointed Health Authority (pdf, 44 kb)

Statement of Appointed Officer (pdf, 28 kb) Instructions (pdf 24 kb)
Certificate of Appointment (pdf, 31 kb)  
Health Authorities Oath of Office (pdf, 29 kb) Instructions (pdf 24 kb)


Regional Directors


Last updated August 24, 2018