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

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

8 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2012  

Thaddeus Mason Pope

Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center; Saint Georges University; Alden March Bioethics Institute

Date Written: April 12, 2011

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

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2003020

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)

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