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TUBERCULOSIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, established in 1965, consisted of twelve members appointed by the governor from medical and other specified fields. Its function was to advise the Texas Department of Health, the state commissioner of health, and the director of the division of tuberculosis services, and to work with other agencies in making recommendations toward the eradication of the disease. An increasing number of cases involving resistant strains of the disease began to appear in the 1980s, and as a result the emphasis of the advisory committee shifted toward specific recommendations concerning diagnosis and treatment. In 1992 the committee was renamed the Technical Advisory Committee on Tuberculosis Elimination.

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