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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

Historical Background

Contents of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1984-1993

University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

A Guide to the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, 1984-1993



Collection Summary

CreatorUniform Law Commission
TitleUniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act
AbstractThe collection consists of materials related to the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (URTIA). The papers were donated by Edward I. Cutler, Bion M. Gregory, Robert Haydock, Jr., Fred H. Miller, Robert A. Stein and Howard J. Swibel.
Size0.4 linear feet (1 box).
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 Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act was first promulgated in 1985, and a revised version in 1989. The 1985 Act authorizes an adult person to control decisions regarding administration of life-sustaining treatment by executing a declaration instructing a physician to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment in the event the person is in a terminal condition and is unable to participate in medical treatment decisions. The 1989 Act also adds alternatives, permitting the individual to execute a declaration designating another individual to make decisions regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment. Finally, it authorizes an attending physician to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment in the absence of a declaration upon the consent of a close relative if the action would not conflict with the known intentions of the individual.*

*Source: Prefatory Notes.

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Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, act summaries, reports, publications, drafts, and legislative materials related to the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Major Subjects
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Uniform Law Commission.
Uniform state laws.
Cutler, Edward I.
Gregory, Bion M.
Haydock, Jr., Robert.
Miller, Fred H.
Stein, Robert A.
Swibel, Howard J.

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Administrative Information

Cite As

Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill 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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1984-1993

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11Correspondence, 1985
Creator: Swibel, Howard J.
2Correspondence, 1984-1989
Creator: Gregory, Bion M.
3Correspondence, 1985-1989
Creator: Haydock, Jr., Robert
4Correspondence, 1985-1989
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
5Correspondence, 1992-1993
Creator: Miller, Fred H.
6Correspondence, Anti-URTIA Individuals and Interest Groups, 1985
Creator: Stein, Robert A.
7Correspondence, Anti-URTIA Individuals and Interest Groups, 1985
Creator: Stein, Robert A.
8URTIA Summary
Creator: Gregory, Bion M.
9URTIA Summary, 1989
Creator: Haydock, Jr., Robert
10ABA URTIA Report
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
11ULC Newsletter, 1989
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
12Drafts, 1985
Creator: Gregory, Bion M.
13Drafts, Amendments, 1985-1989
Creator: Miller, Fred H.
14Drafts, 1985-1989
Creator: Haydock, Jr., Robert
15Drafts, 1989
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
16State Enactment Materials, 1985-1991
Creator: Gregory, Bion M.
17Research Materials
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.
18Research Materials
Creator: Gregory, Bion M.

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