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Family Challenges Texas Law Allowing Providers to End Life Sustaining Care

Lisa Schencker has a new article in Modern Healthcare covering an ongoing lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act.  Dianne Hoffman and I are quoted.

Since TADA has been pretty much the same for over 16 years, it is surprising that no court has yet ruled on TADA’s constitutionality.  

On the other hand, given Texas Right to Life’s limited ability to take down the statute through the legislative process, the Dunn v. Houston Methodist Hospital case may be where TRTL is now investing its resources.  The family was referred to their attorney by TRTL.

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