(Austin – Aug. 10, 2017) The Texas Hospital Association reiterated its opposition today to Senate Bill 11, which could compel physicians and other health care professionals to perform CPR that is directly contrary to a patient’s wishes.
The following statement was issued by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO.
“Texas hospitals and our providers have an obligation to honor the wishes of patients who have taken steps to articulate decisions related to end of life care. SB 11, if enacted, will work to undermine patients’ choices and adds unnecessary confusion and ambiguity within a process that should be a sacred and personal one.
For more information on the position of Texas hospitals, download the THA TakeAways document from our website.