Law:Title 2. Health. Subtitle D. Prevention, Control, And Reports Of Diseases from Chapter 90. Osteoporosis (Texas)

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Subtitle D. Prevention, Control, And Reports Of Diseases

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Chapter 90. Osteoporosis

Section  90.001.  Findings.

The legislature finds that:

(1)  osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease, is a major public health problem that, in many cases, remains undiagnosed, resulting in fractures, pain, disability, and immobility;

(2)  early detection and prevention are critical health care strategies for those at risk of osteoporosis; and

(3)  it is in the public interest of this state to promote public awareness of the benefits and value of the early detection, prevention, and appropriate treatment of osteoporosis.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 71, Sec. 1, eff. May 11, 1995.



Section  90.002.  Osteoporosis Program.

Using existing resources, the department shall educate the public on the causes of osteoporosis and the personal risk factors associated with the development of osteoporosis, publicize the value of early detection and prevention, and identify the most cost-effective options available for treatment.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 71, Sec. 1, eff. May 11, 1995.



Section  90.003.  Task Force.

(a) In developing the program created by Section 90.002, the commissioner may appoint a task force to make recommendations on strategies for educating the public on the health benefits of early detection and prevention of osteoporosis.

(b)  Members of the task force are not entitled to compensation, a per diem, or expense reimbursement for their service on the task force.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 71, Sec. 1, eff. May 11, 1995.


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