Helping Texans prepare for end-of-life decisions is an important community service of Texas hospitals. Lack of objective public education about the laws and processes governing end-of-life choices and the importance of individuals making clear their own health care decisions result in public and legislative misperceptions. The Texas Hospital Association has produced a suite of products to help member hospitals understand and communicate on end-of-life issues.
In addition, THA tracks related legislation and regulatory activity to keep members informed.
House Bill 43 – Regulating In-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 11
Overview of Texas Advance Directives Law
Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Palliative Care Resource
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council
Put Your Wishes in Writing: Resources for Patients and Families – Includes helpful information and forms in both English and Spanish. Read more
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Carrie Kroll, 512/465-1043
Texas Hospitals Oppose Senate Bill 11
Advance Directives Overview
According to Texas Government Code 305.027, portions of this material may be considered “legislative advertising.” Authorization for its publication is made by John Hawkins, Texas Hospital Association, 1108 Lavaca, Suite 700, Austin, TX 78701-2180.