Texas Family Code
Sec. § 153.376
Rights and Duties of Nonparent Possessory Conservator


Unless limited by court order or other provisions of this chapter, a nonparent, a licensed child-placing agency, or the Department of Family and Protective Services appointed as a possessory conservator has the following rights and duties during the period of possession:


the duty of care, control, protection, and reasonable discipline of the child;


the duty to provide the child with clothing, food, and shelter; and


the right to consent to medical, dental, and surgical treatment during an emergency involving an immediate danger to the health and safety of the child.


A nonparent possessory conservator has any other right or duty specified in the order.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 1.048, eff. April 2, 2015.
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