Senate Bill 11 Summit

Senate Bill 11, 85th Legislature, First Called Session, dictates when an in-hospital do-not-resuscitate order is valid. While the law took effect April 1, the Texas Department of State Health Services finalized the rules enforcing the new law on Sept. 14. Unfortunately, the final rules leave several areas of policy unsettled.

The Texas Hospital Association will host a summit on SB 11 on Oct. 24 to review how the law and its governing regulations effects implementation, legal compliance and patient care. THA staff are working actively with lawmakers and legislative staff to provide hospitals’ perspective on the law and to advocate against any additional changes to state laws governing end-of-life care. THA will share takeaways from this summit both with meeting participants and lawmakers.

Invited Participants: Chief executive officers, chief legal officers, chief medical officers, chief quality officers, chief nursing officers, government relations professionals and members of THA’s Advance Directives Work group.
What: Discussion topics include an overview of SB 11 and THA resources, one hospital’s implementation strategy and how the law affects Texas patients. See the agenda for full details.
Where: Texas Hospital Association
1108 Lavaca Street, Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Lunch will be provided courtesy of THA. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Since passage of SB 11, THA has worked with member hospitals and other stakeholders to clarify the law and regulations and to provide implementation guidance. Additional information is available from THA’s SB 11 Web page.

Summit Registration


Carrie Kroll, vice president of advocacy, public health & quality, 512/465-1043

Cesar Lopez, J.D., associate general counsel, 512/465-1027

Summit Agenda
Review the Agenda for the Summit (PDF)