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RULE §119.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Act--Occupations Code, Chapter 1953, concerning the registration of sanitarians.

  (2) Advanced mathematics--A mathematics course equivalent to or beyond calculus that was taken at an accredited college or university.

  (3) Advisory Committee--The Registered Sanitarian Advisory Committee.

  (4) Applicant--A person who applies for registration under the Act.

  (5) Applied science--The application of general principles from environmental science, agricultural science, public health, epidemiology, food science, medical science, and sanitary engineering to solve problems.

  (6) Basic science--Science such as anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geology, microbiology, pathology, physiology, and physics.

  (7) Consumer health--The application of scientific knowledge to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards associated with the distribution of contaminated, adulterated, unsafe, and misbranded foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, toys, or consumer products.

  (8) Continuing education hour--Fifty minutes of continuing education training or experience, applicable to consumer health, environmental health or sanitation, and pre-approved by the department or its designee.

  (9) Commission--The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation.

  (10) Department--The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

  (11) Environmental health or sanitation--The application of scientific knowledge to recognize, evaluate, and control environmental hazards and to preserve and improve environmental factors for the achievement of the health, safety, comfort, and well-being of humans, to include disaster preparedness and response to suspected or known acts of bioterrorism.

  (12) Executive Director--The executive director of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

  (13) Experience--Two years of full-time experience in the fields of consumer health, environmental health, or sanitation.

  (14) Full-time experience--Employment, self-employment, or independent contracting for thirty-two hours or more per week in the practice of consumer health, environmental health, or sanitation.

  (15) Natural science--Branches of science such as physics, chemistry, and biology that deal with matter, energy, and their interrelations and transformations, or with objectively measurable phenomena.

  (16) Registered sanitarian--A department-registered public health professional qualified by specific education, specialized training, and field experience to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public from adverse environmental determinants.

  (17) Registrant--A person registered under the Act.

  (18) Sanitarian in training--A person registered in accordance with §119.21(b).

Source Note: The provisions of this §119.2 adopted to be effective September 15, 2017, 42 TexReg 4643

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