Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 574.105
Rights of Patient

A patient for whom an application for an order to authorize the administration of a psychoactive medication is filed is entitled to:


representation by a court-appointed attorney who is knowledgeable about issues to be adjudicated at the hearing;


meet with that attorney as soon as is practicable to prepare for the hearing and to discuss any of the patient’s questions or concerns;


receive, immediately after the time of the hearing is set, a copy of the application and written notice of the time, place, and date of the hearing;


be told, at the time personal notice of the hearing is given, of the patient’s right to a hearing and right to the assistance of an attorney to prepare for the hearing and to answer any questions or concerns;


be present at the hearing;


request from the court an independent expert; and


oral notification, at the conclusion of the hearing, of the court’s determinations of the patient’s capacity and best interests.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 903, Sec. 1.08, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 770, Sec. 11, eff. June 16, 1995.
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