Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 118.010

Not later than October 1 of each even-numbered year, the advisory council shall submit a biennial report to the standing committees of the senate and the house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over health matters on:


the advisory council’s assessment of the availability of palliative care in this state for patients in the early stages of serious disease;


the advisory council’s analysis of barriers to greater access to palliative care; and


the advisory council’s analysis of the policies, practices, and protocols in this state concerning patients’ rights related to palliative care, including:


whether a palliative care team member may introduce palliative care options to a patient without the consent of the patient’s attending physician;


the practices and protocols for discussions between a palliative care team member and a patient on life-sustaining treatment or advance directives decisions; and


the practices and protocols on informed consent and disclosure requirements for palliative care services.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 356 (H.B. 1874), Sec. 2, eff. June 9, 2015.

Source: Section 118.010 — Report, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­118.­htm#118.­010 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 118.010’s source at texas​.gov