Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 613.004
Court Hearing


The court shall hold a hearing on the petition filed under Section 613.003 (Petition for Court Order).


A party to the proceeding is entitled on request to a preferential setting for the hearing.


The court shall appoint an attorney ad litem and a guardian ad litem to represent the interest of the ward with an intellectual disability. Neither person appointed may be related to the ward within the second degree by consanguinity.


The hearing must be adversary in order to secure a complete record, and the attorney ad litem shall advocate the ward’s interest, if any, in not being a donor.


The petitioner has the burden of establishing good cause for the kidney donation by establishing the prerequisites prescribed by Section 613.002 (Court Order Authorizing Kidney Donation).
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
Amended by:
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 30 (H.B. 446), Sec. 6.11, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 613.004 — Court Hearing, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­613.­htm#613.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 613.004’s source at texas​.gov