Texas Advance Directives Act during COVID

Texas Advance Directives Act during COVID

April 27, 2020

The execution and issuance of directives, MPOAs, and orders requires additional precaution to avoid and minimize exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was a Q&A-driven round table discussion on these issues and potential strategies using existing statute and recent Executive Orders.

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Sample DNR Form Draft (Word) Note: This is a draft provided as guidance and is not legal advice, please review and modify as may be necessary for your facility and applicable law.


Abby Lee, J.D., assistant general counsel, Texas Medical Association, Austin
Abby Lee, J.D., is the Texas Medial Association’s assistant general counsel. Prior to joining TMA, she worked for eight years as in-house counsel for a real estate trade association. Lee received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, graduating with distinction in 2007. She received her J.D. from Baylor University, School of Law, in 2011.

Cesar Lopez, J.D., associate general counsel, Texas Hospital Association, Austin
Cesar Lopez, J.D., is the Texas Hospital Association’s associate general counsel, and graduate of Trinity University, Albany Law School, and the University of Washington School of Law Health Law LL.M. program. Prior to joining THA, Lopez gained experience as a litigator, health law lecturer for Texas A&M, the University of Texas – Pan American (now UT-RGV), and the University of Washington, and through various healthcare legal and policy positions in Texas and Washington State. He has a strong connection to healthcare and enjoys creating a positive influence on healthcare policy, law, and best practices by advancing THA’s mission, vision and goals.

Joshua Nieto, J.D., chief compliance/HIPAA officer, University Health System, San Antonio
Joshua Nieto, J.D., is the University Health System's Chief Compliance/HIPAA Officer. Before joining UHS, Nieto practiced primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, health law, and employment law.