(a) The institution and its substations shall be devoted to the diagnosis, teaching,
study, prevention, and treatment of neoplastic and allied diseases.
(b) If the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board determines that the role and
mission of the institution should be changed to include degree-granting authority,
the board of regents may:
(1) prescribe courses and conduct allied health professional degree programs related
to the purposes of the institution described by Subsection (a); and
(2) jointly prescribe courses and jointly conduct graduate programs at the master's
and doctoral levels related to those purposes with The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
(c) The degree programs to be offered under Subsection (b) are subject to approval
by the coordinating board.
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