Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 591.006


Consent given by a person is legally adequate if the person:


is not a minor and has not been adjudicated incompetent to manage the person’s personal affairs by an appropriate court of law;


understands the information; and


consents voluntarily, free from coercion or undue influence.


The person giving the consent must be informed of and understand:


the nature, purpose, consequences, risks, and benefits of and alternatives to the procedure;


that the withdrawal or refusal of consent will not prejudice the future provision of care and services; and


the method used in the proposed procedure if the person is to receive unusual or hazardous treatment procedures, experimental research, organ transplantation, or nontherapeutic surgery.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Source: Section 591.006 — Consent, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­591.­htm#591.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 591.006’s source at texas​.gov