Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 142A.0001

In this chapter, “supportive palliative care” means physician-directed interdisciplinary patient- and family-centered care provided to a patient with a serious illness without regard to the patient’s age or terminal prognosis that:


may be provided concurrently with methods of treatment or therapies that seek to cure or minimize the effects of the patient’s illness; and


seeks to optimize the quality of life for a patient with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness and the patient’s family through various methods, including methods that seek to:


anticipate, prevent, and treat the patient’s total suffering related to the patient’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual condition;


address the physical, intellectual, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual needs of the patient; and


facilitate for the patient regarding treatment options, education, informed consent, and expression of desires.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 609 (S.B. 916), Sec. 1, eff. June 10, 2019.

Source: Section 142A.0001 — Definition, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­142A.­htm#142A.­0001 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 142A.0001’s source at texas​.gov