Texas Health and Safety Code § 81.156. Disclosure of Information

(a) The person's attorney may request information from the attorney general or the municipal, county, or district attorney, as appropriate, in accordance with this section if the attorney cannot otherwise obtain the information.  The attorney must request the information at least 48 hours before the time set for the hearing.

(b) If the person's attorney requests the information in accordance with Subsection (a), the attorney general or the municipal, county, or district attorney shall, within a reasonable time before the hearing, provide the attorney with a statement that includes:

(1) the provisions of this chapter that will be relied on at the hearing to establish that the person requires a court order for the temporary or extended management of a person with a communicable disease;

(2) the name, address, and telephone number of each witness who may testify at the hearing;

(3) a brief description of the reasons why temporary or extended management is required;  and

(4) a list of any acts committed by the person that the applicant will attempt to prove at the hearing.

(c) At the hearing, the judge may admit evidence or testimony that relates to matters not disclosed under this chapter if the admission would not deprive the person of a fair opportunity to contest the evidence or testimony.


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