Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 578.007

Mentioned in

The Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Death Row

Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the law, August 17, 2023

“The following article explores the role that ECT plays in capital cases, in relation to both legal outcomes and postconviction treatment.”
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A mental hospital or facility administering electroconvulsive therapy, psychosurgery, pre-frontal sonic sound treatment, or any other convulsive or coma-producing therapy administered to treat mental illness or a physician administering the therapy on an outpatient basis shall submit to the department quarterly reports relating to the administration of the therapy in the hospital or facility or by the physician.


A report must state for each quarter:


the number of patients who received the therapy, including:


the number of persons voluntarily receiving mental health services who consented to the therapy;


the number of involuntary patients who consented to the therapy; and


the number of involuntary patients for whom a guardian of the person consented to the therapy;


the age, sex, and race of the persons receiving the therapy;


the source of the treatment payment;


the average number of nonelectroconvulsive treatments;


the average number of electroconvulsive treatments administered for each complete series of treatments, but not including maintenance treatments;


the average number of maintenance electroconvulsive treatments administered per month;


the number of fractures, reported memory losses, incidents of apnea, and cardiac arrests without death;


autopsy findings if death followed within 14 days after the date of the administration of the therapy; and


any other information required by department rule.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 705, Sec. 5.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1399, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 578.007 — Reports, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­578.­htm#578.­007 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 578.007’s source at texas​.gov