No Bills (Yet) in Texas to Eliminate or Modify "Futile Treatment" Act
Posted Mar 03 2009 2:51pm
The Texas Legislature began its 81st session about six weeks ago. Yet, I have not yet seen a single bill in either the Senate or House that aims to eliminate or modify the Texas Advance Directives Act.
During the spring of 2007, there had been many bills and much debate by those who argued that the current provisions in 166.046 are not sufficiently fair. Others were opposed to the fundamental concept of a law that permitted health care providers to withdraw wanted life-sustaining medical treatment. Oddly, non of those parties has lobbied such to have a bill introduced in the current legislative session.