Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 576.001
Rights Under Constitution and Law


A person with mental illness in this state has the rights, benefits, responsibilities, and privileges guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the United States and this state.


Unless a specific law limits a right under a special procedure, a patient has:


the right to register and vote at an election;


the right to acquire, use, and dispose of property, including contractual rights;


the right to sue and be sued;


all rights relating to the grant, use, and revocation of a license, permit, privilege, or benefit under law;


the right to religious freedom; and


all rights relating to domestic relations.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Source: Section 576.001 — Rights Under Constitution and Law, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­576.­htm#576.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 576.001’s source at texas​.gov