Texas Hospitals Continue to Oppose Legislation That Interferes with Patients’ Choices and Rights

(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.



Lance Lunsford, vice president, strategic communications
Email: llunsford@tha.org
Twitter: @lancelunsford

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Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents 452 of the state’s non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.