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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 2157 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3565 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to prohibition of notification forms from health benefit plan issuers intended to intimidate patients; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3820 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to safe patient handling practices at hospitals and nursing homes; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3903 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al. Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1952 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1829 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to safe patient handling and movement practices at hospitals and nursing homes. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2880 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the rights and duties of hospital patients and certain health care providers; providing civil penalties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 836 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark | et. al. Relating to certain persons receiving mental health services. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3520 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients. House: Human Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1489 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the practice of nursing; providing civil penalties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2005 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2868 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to full disclosure of certain events for a health care practitioner or health care institution. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2964 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3099 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the reporting of preventable adverse events and the establishment of a patient safety program in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4688 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation who reside in a state developmental center. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 1000 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the practice of nursing; providing civil penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1520 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation residing in certain residential care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1665 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to post-commitment treatment and supervision of persons with mental illness who are manifestly dangerous. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 2079 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the continuing care plan for persons being discharged from state hospitals. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 574 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the rights of a patient receiving treatment for severe chronic or acute pain. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2837 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a full disclosure protocol for hospitals. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 28 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to transferable physician orders for life-sustaining and related treatment. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Public Health
HB 2985 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the establishment of an office of patient protection within the Health Professions Council. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1840 70-0 (1987) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to rights of medical patients, maternity home residents, and health maintenance organization members. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1256 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliver, Jesse
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to voluntary and involuntary mental health proceedings and services and to the rights of mental health patients. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1707 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to rights of medical patients, maternity home residents, and health maintenance organization members. House: Public Health 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2523 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to rights of medical patients, and maternity home residents. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 1372 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the rights of medical patients, maternity home residents, and health maintenance organization members. Senate: Health & Human Resources Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 244 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the custody and rights of and therapies for mental patients. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HB 1074 68-0 (1983) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to the right of a mentally ill patient to be free from unnecessary and excessive medication. House: Public Health Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1472 68-0 (1983) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to persons who may grant consent for health care. House: Human Services Referred to Committee on Human Services
HB 1508 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to the protection of handicapped children; providing penalties. House: Judiciary Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1726 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to rights of the elderly. House: Retirement and Aging
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1973 68-0 (1983) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to the right of mentally ill or retarded patient to be free from unnecessary and excessive medication; providing penalties. House: Public Health Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 832 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to persons who may grant consent for health care. Senate: Health & Human Resources Referred to Committee on Health & Human Resources
HB 74 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to participation of certain persons in medical research projects, experimental medical treatment, and certain surgical procedures. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 851 67-0 (1981) Author: Price, Albert Relating to an internal system of advocacy for clients of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1621 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the right of a mental patient to refuse certain treatment. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 1639 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the requirement of consent to certain actions regarding mentally retarded persons and to the rights of mentally retarded persons. House: Health Services Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 2179 67-0 (1981) Author: Waldrop, Tom Relating to authorizing a parent of a mentally retarded person to take certain actions on the person's behalf. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
HB 894 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the right of a proposed mental patient or mental patient to refuse electroconvulsive therapy, insulin coma therapy, or all other therapies which require the occurrence of a convulsion and that any such therapies received shall only be received when the proposed mental patient or mental patient is duly informed and consenting of the therapy; providing penalties. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
SB 700 65-0 (1977) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Ezzell, Michael H.
Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 914 64-0 (1975) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to legal rights of mentally retarded persons; admission and commitment to mental retardation services; transfer and discharge of clients; establishing human rights committees; providing for confidentiality of records; providing for responsibility of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and cooperation with other agencies; providing for rulemaking authority; establishing provision for fees for services and support and maintenance of residents; providing penalties and remedies; providing effective dates. House: Health & Welfare Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1796 64-0 (1975) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to the rights of patients in mental hospitals. House: Health & Welfare Rules suspended
HB 1833 64-0 (1975) Author: Whitehead, Emmett Amending Article 2 of Chapter 67, Acts of the 59th Legislature, Regular Session, 1965 (codified as Article 5547-202, Vernon's Annotated Texas Civil Statutes) to add a new section providing for the establishment of administrative rules and procedures, including a review board or boards for the purpose of providing due process procedures for determining whether or not a patient or student is manifestly dangerous, and for the transfer, furlough or discharge of patients or students to or from a maximum security facility. House: Health & Welfare Referred to subcommittee
HB 2022 64-0 (1975) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to participation of certain persons in medical research projects; experimental medical treatment, and certain surgical procedures; providing a penalty. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
SB 395 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to legal rights of mentally retarded persons; admission and commitment to mental retardation services; transfer and discharge of clients; establishing human rights committees; providing for confidentiality of records; providing for responsibility of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and cooperation with other agencies; providing for rulemaking authority; establishing provisions for fees and services and support and maintenance of residents; providing penalties and remedies; providing effective dates. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably substituted
HB 1152 63-0 (1973) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Making various amendments to the Texas Mental Health Code. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 840 62-0 (1971) Author: Floyd, Guy
Sponsor: Bates, James S.
Relating to providing that certain communications by a patient who has voluntarily submitted to treatment or is being examined for admission to voluntary treatment for drug abuse shall be privileged.
SB 367 55-0 (1957) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis Relating to providing that any person confined, voluntary or otherwise, in a State Institution shall have the right upon his own request or by request of parent, guardian, spouse or nearest of kin, to out patient treatment, by any duly licensed member of the healing arts not available within the Institution in which said person is confined.
HB 355 54-0 (1955) Author: McGregor, Malcolm | et. al. Relating to permitting the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools to provide or perform necessary treatment and medical services to persons admitted or committed to its care without the consent of responsible relatives or guardians in certain cases.
HB 372 52-0 (1951) Author: Perry, Henry Grady | et. al. Relating to defining the liability for support and care of inmates of the Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools; providing for an exception as to certain institutions; defining indigent and non-indigent patients and students; providing for a setting of rate for the care, support and maintenance of inmates, where there is a liability to pay.
HB 658 33-0 (1913) Author: Schwegmann, Bernhardt Relating to prohibiting any association of persons or individuals, or their employees, who own or control a hospital or sanitarium; from prohibiting any patient from seeing and consulting privately with any attorney, prescribing a penalty.

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