Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 137.006
Discrimination Relating to Execution of Declaration for Mental Health Treatment


A health or residential care provider, health care service plan, insurer issuing disability insurance, self-insured employee benefit plan, or nonprofit hospital service plan may not:

(1)

charge a person a different rate solely because the person has executed a declaration for mental health treatment;

(2)

require a person to execute a declaration for mental health treatment before:

(A)

admitting the person to a hospital, nursing home, or residential care home;

(B)

insuring the person; or

(C)

allowing the person to receive health or residential care;

(3)

refuse health or residential care to a person solely because the person has executed a declaration for mental health treatment; or

(4)

discharge the person solely because the person has or has not executed a declaration for mental health treatment.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1318, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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