Texas Human Resources Code
Sec. § 48.203
Voluntary Protective Services


(a)

An elderly person or person with a disability may receive voluntary protective services if the person requests or consents to receive those services.

(b)

The elderly person or person with a disability who receives protective services shall participate in all decisions regarding the person’s welfare, if able to do so.

(c)

The least restrictive alternatives should be made available to the elderly person or person with a disability who receives protective services.

(d)

Except as provided by Section 48.208 (Emergency Order for Protective Services), if an elderly person or person with a disability withdraws from or refuses consent to voluntary protective services, the services may not be provided.
Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2368, ch. 584, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 730, ch. 172, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Renumbered from Sec. 48.059 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 22, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1056 (S.B. 221), Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.272, eff. April 2, 2015.
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