Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code was enacted by the 79th Legislature (H.B. 914) to provide access to information concerning business relationships between local government officials and vendors that contract with local governmental entities, including Central Health. The Attorney General further clarifies the disclosure requirements for relationships between local government officials and vendors in opinion GA-0446.
In 2007, H.B. 1491 was enacted by the 80th Legislature to ensure that the disclosure requirements are clear, comprehensive, and provide the public with access to information concerning business relationships between local government officials and vendors. The Texas Ethics Commission adopted a new Conflict-of-Interest Questionnaire for vendors and a Conflict-of-Interest Statement for officials on June 29, 2007. For further information about the Conflict-of-Interest forms, visit the Texas Ethics Commission website.
The law requires that both Conflict-of-Interest Questionnaires ("CIQ"s) and Conflict-of-Interest Statements ("CIS"s) filed with Central Health be posted on this website. Links to these completed and filed forms appear Conflict-of-Interest Questionnaires.
Compliance is the responsibility of each individual, business, and agent who is subject to the law's filing requirement.
If you are required to file a Conflict-of-Interest Questionnaire, you must file it with the Purchasing Department of Central Health:
1111 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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