81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1598, Chapter 815 Page: 1 of 11
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S.B. No. 1598
1 AN ACT
2 relating to an agreement authorizing a nonparent relative of a
3 child to make certain decisions regarding the child; providing a
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Subtitle A, Title 2, Family Code, is amended by
7 adding Chapter 34 to read as follows:
8 CHAPTER 34. AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT FOR NONPARENT RELATIVE
9 Sec. 34.001. APPLICABILITY. This chapter applies only to
10 an authorization agreement between a parent of a child and a person
11 who is the child's:
12 (1) grandparent;
13 (2) adult sibling; or
14 (3) adult aunt or uncle.
15 Sec. 34.002. AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT. (a) A parent or
16 both parents of a child may enter into an authorization agreement
17 with a relative of the child listed in Section 34.001 to authorize
18 the relative to perform the following acts in regard to the child:
19 (1) to authorize medical, dental, psychological, or
20 surgical treatment and immunization of the child, including
21 executing any consents or authorizations for the release of
22 information as required by law relating to the treatment or
24 (2) to obtain and maintain health insurance coverage
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1598, Chapter 815, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149401/m1/1/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.