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Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 166.159. Discrimination Relating to Execution of Medical Power of Attorney

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A health or residential care provider, health care service plan, insurer issuing disability insurance, self-insured employee benefit plan, or nonprofit hospital service plan may not:

(1) charge a person a different rate solely because the person has executed a medical power of attorney;

(2) require a person to execute a medical power of attorney before:

(A) admitting the person to a hospital, nursing home, or residential care home;

(B) insuring the person;  or

(C) allowing the person to receive health or residential care;  or

(3) refuse health or residential care to a person solely because the person has executed a medical power of attorney.

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