(a) In this section, “Texas trade association” means a cooperative and voluntarily joined statewide association of business or
professional competitors in this state designed to assist its members and its industry
or profession in dealing with mutual business or professional problems and in promoting
their common interest.
(b) A person may not be a member of the board if:
(1) the person is an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association
in the field of health services; or
(2) the person's spouse is an officer, manager, or paid consultant of a Texas trade
association in the field of mental health.
(c) A person may not be a member of the board if the person is required to register as a lobbyist under Chapter 305, Government
Code, because of the person's activities for compensation on behalf of a profession
related to the operation of the board.
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