By Janek H.B. No. 677 76R2544 SMJ-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to physicians who may complete a certificate of medical 1-3 examination for mental illness. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 574.009, Health and Safety Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Subsection (e) to read as follows: 1-7 (e) In this section, "physician" means: 1-8 (1) a person licensed to practice medicine in this 1-9 state; 1-10 (2) a person employed by a federal agency who has a 1-11 license to practice medicine in any state; or 1-12 (3) an intern or resident physician providing medical 1-13 services under an institutional permit at a Texas postgraduate 1-14 training program approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate 1-15 Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, or the 1-16 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. 1-17 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 1-18 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-19 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-20 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-21 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 1-22 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 1-23 passage, and it is so enacted.