Senate Approves End-of-Life Legislation

Updated, April 18:

Without debate, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 303 by Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, with a vote of 26-4.

Deuell asked his colleagues to set aside "willful misinformation" about the bill and to see it for what he said it is: "Real protections for patients and families in the most difficult period of their lives."

Deuell has made some tweaks to his original bill. It now would alter the dispute process in end-of-life decisions by extending the timeframe to find an alternate provider to 21 days, as opposed to 14, as originally filed.

The bill now moves ...

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