Posted on June 23, 2020 at 10:05 AM
Houston medical malpractice attorney Robert Painter writes that a 2017 amendment to the Texas Advance Directives Act seems to have chilled hospitals from writing DNR orders without patient/family consent or consultation.
Referencing, S.B. 11, Painter writes: “While the law still has room for improvement . . . we believe that this law is a welcomed change in favor of patient safety and rights. While clients still occasionally inform us of DNR abuse, this legislation has made many doctors gun shy about entering DNR orders against patient and family wishes.”