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University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

A Guide to the Model Health-Care Consent Act, 1980-1982



Collection Summary

CreatorUniform Law Commission
TitleModel Health-Care Consent Act
AbstractThe collection consists of materials related to the Model Health-Care Consent Act. The papers were donated by Edward I. Cutler, Richard L. Jones and Millard H. Ruud.
Size6 folders.
RepositorySpecial Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7071

Historical Background

The Model Health-Care Consent Act was first promulgated in 1982, governing patients’ consent to medical treatment. The Uniform Law Commission followed that Act with the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act in 1985 (amended in 1989), which addresses the narrower issues of dying patients. In 1993, in a further effort to spur uniformity, the Uniform Law Commissioners have promulgated a comprehensive, third-generation Act that solves both the broader problem of health-care decision-making and the narrower problem of who decides when to withdraw treatment, allowing a patient to die. That Act is the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act. It applies to health-care decisions for adults and emancipated minors.*

*Source: Uniform Law Commission web site.


Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, notes, and drafts of the Model Health-Care Consent Act. The Act is also referred to as the Uniform Health Care Consent Act.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Duplication restrictions on copyrighted material in research files. Please contact the Department of Special Collections for more information.


Index Terms

Major Subjects
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Uniform Law Commission.
Uniform state laws.
Cutler, Edward I.
Jones, Richard L.
Ruud, Millard H.

Administrative Information

Cite As

Model Health-Care Consent Act, Uniform Law Commission Archives, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

On loan from the Uniform Law Commission, 2012.

Processing Information

Processing completed September 2015 by Kate Roden.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Model Health-Care Consent Act 1980-1982

boxfolder
FL-81Correspondence, 1980-1981
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
2Correspondence, 1981
Creator: Ruud, Millard H.
3Drafts, 1980
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
4Drafts, 1981
Creator: Ruud, Millard H.
5Drafts, 1981-1982
Creator: Jones, Richard L.
6Published Draft, 1982
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.



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