S.B. 303 Amendment to Texas Advance Directives Act Now in Texas House
Posted Apr 20 2013 3:02pm
Yesterday, the Texas House of Representatives received S.B. 303 from the Texas Senate. On Thursday, the Senate passed S.B. 303 by a vote 24 to 6. The engrossed version of the bill is available here .
If enacted, S.B. 303 would improve the "futility" provisions in the Texas Advance Directive Act, most notably by adding a reporting requirement. But the bill fails to address the two most serious key fairness and procedural due process defects: (1) the lack of a neutral decision make and (2) the lack of appellate review.