Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 597.048
Review of Application


The committee shall review the application at the time, place, and date provided in the notice under Section 597.045 (Notice of Review of Application for Treatment Decision).


A person notified under Section 597.045 (Notice of Review of Application for Treatment Decision) is entitled to be present and to present evidence personally or through a representative.


The committee may take testimony or review evidence from any person who might assist the committee in determining a client’s best interest.


Formal rules of evidence do not apply to committee proceedings.


If practicable, the committee shall interview and observe the client before making a determination of the client’s best interest, and in those cases when a client is not interviewed, the reason must be documented in the committee’s record.


At any time before the committee makes its determination of a client’s best interest under Section 597.049 (Determination of Best Interest), the committee chair may suspend the review of the application for not more than five days if any person applies for appointment as the client’s guardian of the person in accordance with the Estates Code.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 530, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 450, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Reenacted by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 538, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1484, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 597.048 — Review of Application, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­597.­htm#597.­048 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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