Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 166.031
Definitions


In this subchapter:

(1)

“Directive” means an instruction made under Section 166.032 (Written Directive by Competent Adult; Notice to Physician), 166.034 (Issuance of Nonwritten Directive by Competent Adult Qualified Patient), or 166.035 to administer, withhold, or withdraw life-sustaining treatment in the event of a terminal or irreversible condition.

(2)

“Qualified patient” means a patient with a terminal or irreversible condition that has been diagnosed and certified in writing by the attending physician.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 208, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 5.04, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Renumbered from Sec. 672.002 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 450, Sec. 1.03, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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