Texas officials and the University Interscholastic League (UIL) are moving forward with plans for a new medical advisory committee that will recommend health and safety policies for public school athletes.

Education Commissioner Jim Nelson met Aug. 21 with UIL officials to come up with a plan for the new committee that will be made up of six to 10 members, including mostly doctors, a high school trainer, and a coaching representative, Nelson said.

A UIL committee had approved establishing such a committee in June, UIL executive Director Bill

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