84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1560, Chapter 1211 Page: 2 of 9
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S.B. No. 1560
1 (b) The executive commissioner by rule shall prescribe
2 standards for obtaining a patient's legally adequate consent under
3 this section, including rules prescribing reasonable efforts to
4 obtain a patient's consent and requiring documentation for those
6 Sec. 462.011. CONSENT TO MEDICATION. Consent to the
7 administration of prescription medication given by a patient
8 receiving treatment in a treatment facility licensed by the
9 department under Chapter 464 or by a person authorized by law to
10 consent on behalf of the patient is valid only if:
11 (1) the consent is given voluntarily and without
12 coercive or undue influence;
13 (2) the patient and, if appropriate, the patient's
14 representative authorized by law to consent on behalf of the
15 patient are informed in writing that consent may be revoked; and
16 (3) the consent is evidenced in the patient's clinical
17 record by a signed form prescribed by the treatment facility or by a
18 statement of the treating physician or a person designated by the
19 physician that documents that consent was given by the appropriate
20 person and the circumstances under which the consent was obtained.
21 Sec. 462.012. RIGHT TO REFUSE MEDICATION. (a) Each
22 patient receiving treatment in a treatment facility licensed bythe
23 department under Chapter 464 has the right to refuse unnecessary or
24 excessive medication.
25 (b) Medication may not be used by the treatment facility:
26 (1) as punishment; or
27 (2) for the convenience of the staff.
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1560, Chapter 1211, legislative document, June 19, 2015; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth704557/m1/2/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.