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The Patient and Family Treatment Choice Rights Act of 2011, H.B. 3520: Written Testimony to the Human Services Committee of the Texas House of Representatives on April 12, 2011


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law

April 12, 2011

Texas House of Representatives, H.B. 3520, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
This is invited written testimony given for a hearing on H.B. 3520 before the Human Services Committee of the Texas House of Representatives on April 12, 2011. The testimony includes the following six sections:
1. The author’s professional background
2. The author’s interest in H.B. 3520
3. The unique nature of section 166.046
4. By adding a 'treat until transfer' requirement to section 166.046, H.B. 3520 negates its effectiveness
5. Alternatives to section 166.046 under Texas law
6. Section 166.046 violates procedural due process

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: written testimony, H.R. 3520, treat until transfer, Human Services Committee, end-of-life, health and safety code, advance directive, medically inappropriate, medically futile, due process, Emilio Gonzales, Texas Advance Directives Act

JEL Classification: K32

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Date posted: February 27, 2012  

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Pope, Thaddeus Mason, The Patient and Family Treatment Choice Rights Act of 2011, H.B. 3520: Written Testimony to the Human Services Committee of the Texas House of Representatives on April 12, 2011 (April 12, 2011). Texas House of Representatives, H.B. 3520, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2003020

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Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
651-523-2519 (Phone)
901-202-7549 (Fax)
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