S.B. No. 276
relating to authorizing The University of Texas Health Science
Center at Tyler to offer courses and degree programs in allied
health and related fields.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 74.602, Education Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 74.602. PURPOSES [
PURPOSE] OF HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER;
DEGREE PROGRAMS. (a) It is the policy of this state to provide a
program of treatment of the citizens of this state who are affected
with respiratory diseases. In pursuance of that policy, The
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, among other
functions, shall serve as the primary facility in this state to:
(1) conduct research relating to respiratory
(2) develop diagnostic and treatment techniques and
procedures for respiratory diseases;
(3) provide training and teaching programs; and
(4) provide diagnosis and treatment of inpatients and
outpatients with respiratory diseases.
(b) The center may provide education and training in allied
health and related health science fields, and for that purpose may
prescribe courses and conduct professional or other degree programs
in those fields. The center may prescribe a course or conduct a
degree program under this subsection jointly or in collaboration
with any other appropriate educational entity or institution.
(c) The degree programs to be offered under Subsection (b)
are subject to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 276 passed the Senate on
March 31, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 276 passed the House on
May 20, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 139, Nays 0, two
present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House