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Senate Bill 303 changes the requirements for “Do-Not-Resuscitate” orders in Texas to allow a doctor to forbid medical personnel from conducting CPR, even overriding the wishes of the patient or the patient’s guardian.
This bill could lead to serious violations of parents’ rights to protect their seriously ill children, since a doctor can issue a do-not-resuscitate order even over the parent’s objection. Click here for an analysis of the bill’s problems by the National Right to Life Committee.
01/31/2013 Senate Introduced.
02/05/2013 Senate Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
03/06/2013 Senate Co-author Lucio added.
03/19/2013 Senate Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee; Left pending in committee.
04/10/2013 Senate Considered in public hearing.
04/15/2013 Senate Reported favorably as amended.
04/18/2013 Senate Amended; Passed the Senate.
04/19/2013 House Received from the Senate.
04/22/2013 House Referred to Committee on Public Health.
05/13/2013 House Considered in public hearing; Committee substitute considered; Testimony taken / Registrations recorded; Left pending in Committee.
Bill died in Committee.
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