Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM
As of a few days ago, there were just two bills proposing amendments to the Texas Advance Directives Act. Now there are seven.
In the past two days, the following were introduced: H.B.1444 (King); H.B.1455 (Kilck); H.B.1464 (Hughes); H.B.1539 (Perry); and S.B. 675 (Hancock). The Hughes and Perry bills, on a quick first read, appear to be the most dramatic limitations or eliminations of clinicians’ current right to refuse life-sustaining treatment.