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Withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment. “DNR” Do Not Resuscitate Withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatment. “life sustaining treatment” § 166.002(10 ) Texas Health & Safety Code.

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Dnr do not resuscitate withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatment
“DNR”Do Not ResuscitateWithholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatment


Life sustaining treatment 166 002 10 texas health safety code
“life sustaining treatment” § 166.002(10) Texas Health & Safety Code

  • "Life-sustaining treatment" means treatment that, based on reasonable medical judgment, sustains the life of a patient and without which the patient will die. The term includes both life-sustaining medications and artificial life support, such as mechanical breathing machines, kidney dialysis treatment, and artificial nutrition and hydration. The term does not include the administration of pain management medication or the performance of a medical procedure considered to be necessary to provide comfort care, or any other medical care provided to alleviate a patient's pain.


Terminal 166 002 13 texas health safety code
“Terminal” § 166.002(13) Texas Health & Safety Code

  • an incurable condition caused by injury, disease, or illness that according to reasonable medical judgment will produce death within six months, even with available life-sustaining treatment provided in accordance with the prevailing standard of medical care.


Irreversible condition 166 002 9 texas health safety code
“Irreversible condition” § 166.002(9) Texas Health & Safety Code

  • means a condition, injury, or illness:

    (A)  that may be treated but is never cured or eliminated;

    (B)  that leaves a person unable to care for or make decisions for the person's own self; and

    (C)  that, without life-sustaining treatment provided in accordance with the prevailing standard of medical care, is fatal.


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