Chuck Lindell at the Austin American-Statesman had a nice article in Sunday's paper summarizing the state of H.B. 3520, the competing committee substitute, and other proposed amendments to Texas Advance Directives Act section 166.046. The overall thrust of the piece is that with so little time left in the 2011 legislative session, nothing will get passed. Key stakeholders are nowhere close to agreement on a minimum "treat 'til transfer" time period or on other things. The law will likely remain unchanged (unimproved) for the third legislative session in a row.