This week is the 20th anniversary of the Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA). The bill that first articulated the statute (S.B. 414) was introduced in February 1997.
While passed by both houses, Governor Bush ultimately vetoed that bill, because of its “medical futility” provisions. A revised bill was enacted in 1999.
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