Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 137.009
Conflicting or Contrary Provisions


(a)

Mental health treatment instructions contained in a declaration executed in accordance with this chapter supersede any contrary or conflicting instructions given by:

(1)

a medical power of attorney under Subchapter D, Chapter 166 (Advance Directives), Health and Safety Code; or

(2)

a guardian appointed under Title 3, Estates Code, after the execution of the declaration.

(b)

Mental health treatment instructions contained in a declaration executed in accordance with this chapter shall be conclusive evidence of a declarant’s preference in a medication hearing under Section 574.106 (Hearing and Order Authorizing Psychoactive Medication), Health and Safety Code.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1318, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 22.010, eff. September 1, 2017.
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