Health & Safety Code Section 118.010
(1)the advisory council’s assessment of the availability of palliative care in this state for patients in the early stages of serious disease;
(2)the advisory council’s analysis of barriers to greater access to palliative care; and
(3)the advisory council’s analysis of the policies, practices, and protocols in this state concerning patients’ rights related to palliative care, including:
(A)whether a palliative care team member may introduce palliative care options to a patient without the consent of the patient’s attending physician;
(B)the practices and protocols for discussions between a palliative care team member and a patient on life-sustaining treatment or advance directives decisions; and
(C)the practices and protocols on informed consent and disclosure requirements for palliative care services.
Section 118.010 — Report,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.118.htm#118.010 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).