"Beginning next April, the right of Texas hospitals and doctors to write unilateral DNRs will be dramatically curtailed under a law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott last month. The law requires doctors and hospitals to notify and get consent from patients or their guardians before implementing a DNR order."
Two quotes from me are -
"This law probably won't affect that many people, but it's another example of discretion being taken from clinicians and hospitals. . . . That's been a national trend the last five or so years, the health-care profession losing power they used to have, the emergence of a greater culture of patient rights."
"I don't think it's a terrible statute. . . . I'm confident it'll produce some good and some bad - probably some families who want to care for a trisomy 18 child will find less resistance and probably some people for whom a DNR order is highly appropriate will have to undergo CPR. I don't know how to weigh that."